Super Blue Blood Moon: Tips on where to catch this once in a lifetime event in India
SKYWATCHERS are in for a treat today (Jan 31) as a rare phenomenon is about to mesmerize them. The Super Blue Blood Moon, literally a once-in-a-lifetime celestial event, is about to take place. A combination of three astronomical phenomena, the last time it occurred was in March 1866 – that’s 152 years ago. To put it simply, a Blue Moon is when two full moons happen in the same calendar month; a lunar eclipse is when the moon passes into Earth’s shadow; and a supermoon occurs when a full moon is at the nearest position to Earth in its orbit, making it appear larger than normal. While large parts of South America, Africa, and west Europe will not see the lunar eclipse as the activity takes place during daylight hours, certain parts of Asia will be able to witness the Super Blue Blood Moon – provided the weather permits. In India,...
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