Look up! Rare 'Super Blue Blood Moon' coming January 31


Where to watch online as a rare blood, blue and super moon passes through the Earth's shadow.

"They don't need binoculars or telescopes you'll see this red moon in the sky, binoculars or telescope will just make the moon look closer, a little bit bigger", he said.

What time is the super blue blood moon in India? The result: the moon appears larger than normal and NASA is predicting this one will be 14% brighter than usual.

As mentioned, this month will have a blue moon. Every 29.5 days it reaches something called a perigee, which is when it is closest to the earth. This type of lunar occultation is the first one in more than 150 years.

Then completing this "lunar trifecta" is the "blood" element.

From the above explanations, you may have understood how rare it is to have a condition that favours the occurence of a blue moon, a supermoon and a lunar eclipse.

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Where can I see it?

Unfortunately, you will not be able to view the full spectacle from Ireland according to NASA. For those in the Middle East, Asia, eastern Russia, Australia and New Zealand, the "super blue blood moon" will be visible during moonrise on the morning of January 31.

In the USA, the phenomenon will best be viewed in Alaska, the Hawaiian islands and the western states.

You should be able to catch the start of the lunar eclipse at 6:40 a.m. In the continental USA, the eclipse will only be visible in the early morning hours Wednesday. Our latest celestial event will take place in Indianapolis in the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 31st. For the eastern US and Canada, a clear view will be limited as the Moon sets and the Sun rises during the early stages of the eclipse. Not only is the atmosphere smog free but after the recent snowfall the skies have become clearer offering an uninterrupted view.

No special equipment or precautions are needed to view the eclipse. However, NASA will provide a live stream of the even on their website. The lunar eclipse will be visible to anyone on the dark side of the Earth (weather permitting).

If you're in North America and miss this lunar eclipse - or if you had a lot of bad weather - you'll have to wait nearly another year for the next one.