Supermoon 2018: Rare Super Blue Blood Moon
Supermoon January 31, 2018: Rare super blue blood moon takes to the sky as three unusual lunar phenomena – an extra big super moon, a blue moon and a total eclipse – takes place at the same time.
The last time there was a super blue blood moon eclipse was 150 years ago in 1866.
The super blue blood moon is the culmination of a blue moon (commonly referred to as the second full moon in a month) and a supermoon when the Earth is at its closest orbit to our planet. The blood moon is the phenomenon whereby the moon in total eclipse appears reddish in color as it is illuminated by sunlight filtered and refracted by the earth’s atmosphere.