An Uncommon lunar trilogy to Happen on 31 January; to Watch Supermoon, Blue moon, lunar eclipse


    A Supermoon, Blue skies and a lunar eclipse will happen concurrently.

    Image: NASA. Picture: NASA.

    This lunar occasion is important as it’s occurring after 150 decades. This type of celestial event last happened in 1866.

    As per a past report, the moon rotates in an elliptical orbit round the Earth. If it comes partly in the shadow of the planet, it’s referred to as the penumbral phase. Shortly as it pertains fully from the shadow of the Earth it’s referred to as the umbral phase.

    This is followed closely by the Supermoon. After the moon is nearest to the ground, which is referred to because of its perigee stage, it’s known as the Supermoon.

    Finally, once the moon, sun, and also the ground come in a direct line, it’s called full moon. But when two full moons occur in a gap of 29.5 days, in other words, in 1 month, it’s called Blue Moon.

    In 2018, a single full moon had happened on 1 January and the following is slotted to be about 31 January.

    Since the lunar event is expected to take place during the night, the moon won’t go into total darkness, instead the light will be scattered and might appear red. Thus the title Blood Moon, for the way in which the moon will appear on 31 January.


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