Blue Moon, supermoon and lunar Eclipse coincide for the first time in 150 years
During the greater part of the night, the Moon will appear normal, but in the wee hours it’s too bright orange or red color when the satellite enters the Earth’s shadow.
Blue Moon, supermoon and lunar Eclipse – three astronomical phenomena coincide on 31 January for the first time in 150 years.
Individually, these lunar phenomena are not unusual, but rarely all three at the same time. The last time this happened in North America on March 31 in 1866, – stated in the message.
Blue Moon, supermoon and the lunar Eclipse coincided at the same time on December 30 in 1982, but only for the Eastern hemisphere. Due to time zones the full Moon was not blue for North America.
During the greater part of the night, the Moon will appear normal, but in the wee hours it’s too bright orange or red when the night light will pass into the Earth’s shadow.
Residents across North America will be able to see how the Moon lights up the night sky, if not prevent, the cloud. However, lucky only to those in the Central and Western parts of the continent, they will be able to see a total lunar Eclipse.
During a total lunar Eclipse, the Moon passes through the darkest part of earth’s shadow. Unlike a total solar Eclipse, which lasts only a few minutes, this event will continue for several hours.
Note that the “blue Moon” is the second full moon per calendar month.