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Blue Super Blood Moon
« on: 02 Jan 2018 - 20:03:25 »
31 January.   A bunch of pictures at link.

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/the-moon-is-about-to-do-something-it-hasnt-done-in-more-than-150-years/ar-BBHN9bi

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The moon is about to do something it hasn't done in more than 150 years 17 / 25
Miami Herald, Alex Harris, 5 hrs ago

The first moon of 2018 was also the first supermoon of the year. A supermoon — when the full moon is closest to the earth – occurs about once in every 14 full moons. The next one will happen on Jan. 31, 2018, coinciding with a lunar eclipse.
Call it whatever you like — a blue red moon, a purple moon, a blood moon — but the moon will be a special sight on Jan. 31.

Three separate celestial events will occur simultaneously that night, resulting in what some are calling a super blue blood moon eclipse. The astronomical rarity hasn't happened for more than 150 years, according to Space.com.

A super moon, like the one visible on New Year's Day, is the term for when a full moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, appearing bigger and brighter than normal.

On Jan. 31, the moon will be full for the second time in a month, a rare occasion — it happens once every two and a half years — known as a blue moon.

To top it off, there will also be a total lunar eclipse. But unlike last year's solar eclipse, this sky-watching event isn't going to be as visible in the continental United States. The best views of the middle-of-the-night eclipse will be in central and eastern Asia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia, according to Space.com, although Alaska and Hawaii will get a glimpse, too.

A lunar eclipse in 2015. The moon will once again be a special sight on Jan. 31, 2018. © John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS A lunar eclipse in 2015. The moon will once again be a special sight on Jan. 31, 2018. For the rest of the U.S., the eclipse will come too close to when the moon sets for the phenomenon to be visible.

Because of the way the light filters through the atmosphere during an eclipse, blue light is bounced away from the moon, while red light is reflected. The eclipsed moon's reddish color earned it the nickname blood moon.

"We're seeing all of the Earth's sunrises and sunsets at that moment reflected from the surface of the Moon," Sarah Noble, a program scientist at NASA headquarters, said in a release.

Scientifically, Simpson said, the event is pretty meaningless. The moon's obit is well studied and well understood by scientists. The real impact, she said, is how astronomical events like this get people interested in science.

"Anything that keeps people interested in science and makes them realize science is important is a good thing," she said.
« Last Edit: 02 Jan 2018 - 20:10:59 by Nemo »


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Re: Blue Super Blood Moon
« Reply #1 on: 03 Jan 2018 - 04:53:01 »
Film at 11 !
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Re: Blue Super Blood Moon
« Reply #2 on: 04 Jan 2018 - 09:49:25 »
So anyone see it?  Other than me?  What I saw was pretty fantastic.

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Re: Blue Super Blood Moon
« Reply #3 on: 04 Jan 2018 - 16:40:14 »
I did.  Very impressive when first over the horizon.  (I got mooned!)
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