Mark the date, the blood moon or blue supermoon is coming in a rare lunar event that happens only every 150 years.
Three separate celestial events — a supermoon, a blue moon and a full lunar eclipse — will occur simultaneously on Jan. 31.Just weeks after 2018’s first supermoon on Jan. 1 and 2, this astronomical rarity of events is being called a super blue blood moon eclipse.This particular blue moon will likely look red in some areas, because of the total lunar eclipse which can give the moon a red tinge, giving it the name blood moon.
This confluence of events has not happened since the second half of the 19th century. And January’s blue moon will be followed by another blue moon in late March.They are also in a supermoon trilogy, which began last month.
The phenomenon “supermoon” occurs when the moon becomes full on the same day it is at or near its closest point in its orbit around Earth.
NASA said this year’s first supermoon, which illuminated skies across the world, was the “biggest and brightest” one for 2018.It appeared 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than the supermoon on July 27, 2017, with pictures of it posted on social media by people around the world.
If you want to know more about the Supermoon. Check the video below: