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Witness The Rare Super Blue Blood Moon on Jan 31

| January 30 , 2018 , 18:58 IST

Earth will witness a celestial trifecta on Wednesday: a supermoon (meaning it’s relatively close to Earth), a bloodmoon (it’ll be orange or red), and a bluemoon (the second full moon in one calendar month). The trifecta will pass in the shadow of Earth, for a total lunar eclipse. According to eclipse experts, 'Super Blue Blood Moon' is coming first in 35 Years and will be a sight to behold.

A supermoon is when a full Moon occurs at the same time as its perigee (the point closest to the orbit of the Moon with the Earth) and the result is that the, Moon would look larger than normal. As per reports, NASA expects it to be 14% brighter than normal.

On the 31st of January, the Moon will officially reach its full phase at 6:57 a.m IST.

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People in the northern part of North America’s West Coast, as well as people across China, Japan, and most of Australia will have the best view during the super blue blood Moon witnessing the entire eclipse from beginning to end during the early morning hours of January 31.

NASA plans to provide a live stream of the moon from telescopes in California and Arizona on Jan 31, beginning at 4:00 p.m IST.