A Blue Moon, Super Moon & Total Lunar Eclipse Is Happening Today So Keep Your Cameras Ready!
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This evening, Delhi will witness a rare Super Moon and Blue Moon that’s coinciding with the total lunar eclipse to form something completely out of the world and ah-mazing! This rare event, according to NASA, is ‘lunar trifecta’ and Indians will get to witness this glorious sight today!
Some Good-To-Know Trivia | For those of you who don’t know too much about the phenomena of the blue moon - it’s basically when the full moon coincides with the moon’s closest orbit point and can be viewed as 14% larger than usual and 30% brighter too, from the Earth! NICE!
The main reason why this 31st January one is a Blood Moon is because there will be a total lunar eclipse when the satellite has a reddish tinge to it, thus the use of the word ‘blood’. And the reason why the ‘blue moon’ tag gets added in is because this is the second lunar eclipse during a month, and such a phenomenon is referred to as a ‘Blue Moon’.
For India, the eclipse will start around 5:18 PM IST and will be at its peak at 6:21 PM and remain at the same position till 7:37 PM. Then, after the total eclipse ends, the moon will slowly come out of the shadow of the Earth and the partial eclipse will end around 8:41 PM.
In India, the last Blue Moon and full lunar eclipse happened 35 years back and so it’s surely something that we won’t miss out on at any cost! You wouldn’t even need special binoculars to view this, the beauty of it can be enjoyed with the naked eye as well!
When | Wednesday, 31st January
Timings | 5:18 PM Onwards
Sourced Via The Hindu