Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Rare 'super blood blue moon' visible on Jan 31

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By AFP, Asiaone, 29 January 2018


Rare 'super blood blue moon' combines three unusual lunar events -- an extra big super moon, a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse.
PHOTO: Rare 'super blood blue moon' combines three unusual lunar events -- an extra big super moon, a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse.
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MIAMI: A cosmic event not seen in 36 years -- a rare "super blood blue moon" -- may be glimpsed January 31 in parts of western North America, Asia, the Middle East, Russia and Australia.

The event is causing a buzz because it combines three unusual lunar events -- an extra big super moon, a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse.

"It's an astronomical trifecta," said Kelly Beatty, a senior editor at Sky and Telescope magazine.

A blue moon refers to the second full moon in a month. Typically, a blue moon happens every two years and eight months.

This full moon is also the third in a series of "supermoons," which happen when the moon is closest to Earth in its orbit.



Experts say the supermoon on Jan 31 would be a special one.
PHOTO: Experts say the supermoon on Jan 31 would be a special one. The event is causing a buzz because it combines three unusual lunar events -- an extra big super moon, a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse.
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This point, called the perigee, makes the moon appear 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter.

During the eclipse, the moon will glide into Earth's shadow, gradually turning the white disk of light to orange or red.



During the eclipse, the moon will glide into Earth's shadow, gradually turning the white disk of light to orange or red.
PHOTO: During the eclipse, the moon will glide into Earth's shadow, gradually turning the white disk of light to orange or red. The alignment of the sun, moon and Earth will last one hour and 16 minutes, visible before dawn across the western United States and Canada.
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Super Blood Moon
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"That red light you see is sunlight that has skimmed and bent through Earth's atmosphere and continued on through space to the moon," said Alan MacRobert of Sky and Telescope magazine.



The last full moon of 2017 will be the first, last and only supermoon of the year that can be seen with the naked eye.
PHOTO: The last full moon of 2017 will be the first, last and only supermoon of the year that can be seen with the naked eye.
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"In other words, it's from all the sunrises and sunsets that ring the world at the moment."

The alignment of the sun, moon and Earth will last one hour and 16 minutes, visible before dawn across the western United States and Canada.



A supermoon occurs when the full moon is at its closest distance to earth, a point which is called the perigree.
PHOTO: A supermoon occurs when the full moon is at its closest distance to earth, a point which is called the perigree. The perigee, makes the moon appear 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter. During the eclipse, the moon will glide into Earth's shadow, gradually turning the white disk of light to orange or red.
"That red light you see is sunlight that has skimmed and bent through Earth's atmosphere and continued on through space to the moon," said Alan MacRobert of Sky and Telescope magazine.
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Those in the Middle East, Asia, eastern Russia, Australia and New Zealand should look for it in the evening, as the moon rises.

Unlike a solar eclipse, this lunar eclipse can be safely viewed without protective eyewear.

HOW RARE?
"We've had a lot of supermoons and we've had lunar eclipses, but it's rare that it also happens to be a blue moon," said Jason Aufdenberg, associate professor of physics and astronomy at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's campus in Daytona Beach, Florida.

"All three of these cycles lining up is what makes this unusual," he added.

"It's just a wonder to behold."



Supermoons can appear up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than a full moon at its furthest distance from earth.
PHOTO: Supermoons can appear up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than a full moon at its furthest distance from earth.
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According to Sky and Telescope magazine, "the last time a complete lunar cover-up took place on the second full moon of the month was December 30, 1982, at least as reckoned by local time in Europe, Africa, and western Asia -- locations where the event could be seen."

That event also occurred at the moon's orbital perigee, making it an extra bright supermoon.

Aufdenberg said that by his calculations, the last time a supermoon, blue moon and total lunar eclipse all together were visible from the eastern United States was on May 31, 1844.



Aufdenberg said that by his calculations, the last time a supermoon, blue moon and total lunar eclipse all together were visible from the eastern United States was on May 31, 1844.
PHOTO: Aufdenberg said that by his calculations, the last time a supermoon, blue moon and total lunar eclipse all together were visible from the eastern United States was on May 31, 1844. Experts say the supermoon on Jan 31 would be a special one. It would feature both a lunar eclipse and a blue moon (the second full moon in a month).
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According to Sky and Telescope, the last blue moon total lunar eclipse visible from North America happened on March 31, 1866.

"But on that date the moon was near apogee, its most distant point from Earth," it said.

Lunar eclipses during a supermoon happen rather regularly. The last one was in September 2015.

Lunar eclipses occur at least twice a year.

Supermoons can happen four to six times a year.

The next supermoon lunar eclipse visible throughout all of the United States will be January 21, 2019 -- though that one will not be a blue moon.



According to Sky and Telescope, the last blue moon total lunar eclipse visible from North America happened on March 31, 1866.
PHOTO: According to Sky and Telescope, the last blue moon total lunar eclipse visible from North America happened on March 31, 1866. The next supermoon lunar eclipse visible throughout all of the United States will be January 21, 2019 -- though that one will not be a blue moon.
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Unlike a solar eclipse, this lunar eclipse can be safely viewed without protective eyewear.
PHOTO: Unlike a solar eclipse, this lunar eclipse can be safely viewed without protective eyewear. The alignment of the sun, moon and Earth will last one hour and 16 minutes, visible before dawn across the western United States and Canada.
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Super blood blue moon eclipse on 31 January 2018 - Higher state of Consciousness
PHOTO: Super blood blue moon eclipse on 31 January 2018 - Higher state of Consciousness
The meaning of the name of this Super Blood Blue Moon Eclipse:
Super: A Super Moon happens when the Full Moon is closest to Earth. This Lunar Eclipse is going to be nice and close to Earth, which means visibility will be high and its energetic effects will be strong.
Blood: A Blood Moon is just another name for a Total Lunar Eclipse. This is because a Total Eclipse gives the Moon a reddish glow. Blood Moons are quite rare, and we haven't had one since 2014.
Blue: A Blue Moon is the second Full Moon of the month. Whenever there are two Full Moons in a month, the second is referred to as a Blue Moon. This is also an extremely rare occurrence and makes this Eclipse particularly significant.
The last time we experienced a Super Blood Blue Moon Eclipse was 150 years ago.
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Full moons are always energetically potent, powerful, creative, and intensely magical times.
PHOTO: Full moons are always energetically potent, powerful, creative, and intensely magical times. The cosmic vibes emanating from a blue moon or a super moon are believed to be multiple times more powerful than on a regular full moon; so, on January 31st, lunar energy will be highly charged and at its most intense.
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Super Blue Blood Moon: Total lunar eclipse, blue moon together 1st time since 1982
PHOTO: Super Blue Blood Moon: Total lunar eclipse, blue moon together 1st time since 1982
Revelation 6:12: " I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red". A warning of the terrible ending. We pray that God stop the opening of any of the seals and plagues. Let us together repent before it's too late.
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By AFP, Asiaone, 29 January 2018



Reference
[1] AFP, Asiaone, Rare 'super blood blue moon' visible on Jan 31, posted on 29 January 2018, http://www.asiaone.com/world/rare-super-blood-blue-moon-visible-jan-31


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