Super blue blood moon, January 31

Jan 26, 2018, 02:19
Super blue blood moon, January 31

A "super blue blood moon" will be visible in the sky on January 31.

What makes the moon look full? This shadow gradually will become noticeable as the moon penetrates deeper into the penumbra.At 4:48 a.m., the fun really begins as the moon begins to enter Earth's umbra, the dark circular shadow of Earth's spherical shape projected by more exact alignment of sun, Earth and moon. January's first full moon occurred Jan. 1. So it's a big moon called a blue moon that will actually appear red!

The next lunar eclipse visible in Western Nevada will be January 20, 2019, according to Herring. We will see the Earth's shadow fall across the moon, but we won't see the full eclipse because the moon will set and the sun will rise.

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This Super Blood Moon will also be a blue moon, which is defined as the second full moon to occur in the same month. Well it's three interesting lunar events happening at the same time. In fact, you won't be able to see it anywhere in the United States due to the moon setting as the eclipse is beginning. Since there are 29.5 days between two full moons, we usually only end up with one per month.

It's a pretty long name, but what exactly does it mean?

A full moon is when we see its entire lit-up side. Adding to the naming confusion, this full moon was also known as the "snow moon" by some Indigenous tribes.

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This month of many-named moons likely has many of us waxing nostalgic as the month wanes.

Super Blue Blood Moon occurs when the moon is closer to Earth in its orbit.

The eclipse will offer researchers a chance to see what happens when the surface of the moon cools quickly, helping them to understand some of the characteristics of the regolith - the mixture of soil and loose rocks on the surface - and how it changes over time. The western North Carolina region will experience only a partial eclipse, with the West and Northwest experiencing totality before the moon sets in that region.

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Even though the eclipse will technically begin when the moon is still visible along the East Coast, people in that part of the US likely won't be able to see much of the cosmic show.

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