A Super Blue Blood moon is the time when the moon is at perigree and super moon occurs. It is the point when moon is closest to the earth during its orbital of the earth. This is very rear moment and happens few times in a year. On 31st Jan, we will get to see this super blue blood moon.
The terminology “blood” refers to the reddish shade or tint, which is why it is also called as super blood moon. The super blood moon happens during the total lunar eclipse. The was previously seen on 1st Jan in this month. Therefore this will be also the second full moon in the same calendar month which is also commonly referred to as blue moon.
When to watch the Super Blue Blood Moon – Total Lunar Eclipse in US
If you wish to see this moon in the perfect super blue blood moon, it would be very good if you wake up early morning on 31st Jan, Wednesday and loop up at the sky to get the beautiful view of the super blue blood moon. This will be mainly visible if you are in the right of the world or western half of united states. It will be also visible in Canada before it sets early on Wednesday morning across the pacific into Asia and moon rises Wednesday night into Thursday.
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Where to watch super blue blood moon in US and Europe
The other part of the world that comes into the east or the other half of the earth will miss this beautiful chance to see the super red moon. This will be mainly for Eastern coast of united states as the moon will be setting just as the lunar eclipse will get started there. For rest of the world, Europe, most of Africa and south America will miss the show for this total lunar eclipse.
The Sun will line up perfectly with the earth and then moon to form the total lunar eclipse. Scientists around the world will make various observations for collecting data and further research and analysis. As per the information from NASA, Scientists will make observation from their telescope in Hawaii for collecting data from NASA’s moon-circling Lunar reconnaissance orbiter that was launched in 2009. During total lunar eclipse, the surface of the moon gets abrupt cooling from the heat of direct sunlight to essentially a deep freeze. Scientist and researchers will be using the data for studying the behaviors.
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Is is also expected that NASA will provide live streaming of total lunar eclipse or moon from telescopes in California and Arizona, beginning at 5:30 am EST
For Photographers it will be the right chance to get some stunning pictures of the super blue blood moon.