Super blue blood moon pictures

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The super blue blood moon is a rare sighting which is three lunar eclipses all rolled in one.

Super Blue Blood Moon as seen in the skies of Delhi.

A super blue blood moon is the result of the three things happening at once.

Paul Taylor's stunning view from Hawke's Bay caught the eye of many on Facebook. As a result, the moon appeared 14 percent larger than normal. Not only is it the second full moon in January, but the moon will also be close to its nearest point to Earth on its orbit, and be totally eclipsed by the Earth's shadow.

The lunar eclipse began at 4.21 p.m.

Crowds gather on the Marine Parade Beach to watch the moon rise on January 31, 2018.

A blood moon occurs when the Earth passes between the Moon and the Sun, giving the Moon a reddish tint.




Astronomers say that the conditions which governed tonight's appearance of the moon are incredibly rare.

A blue moon is the term given when a full moon appears twice in a calendar month.

The extreme east of Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Russia, Australia and New Zealand also saw the spectacle.

This was the first such triple-threat moon visible in the US since 1866, USA Today reports - but if you missed it, there are plenty more eclipses to catch this year, of both solar and lunar varieties.

It is the second supermoon of the month after the year's first full moon, called the Wolf of Moon, on January 2. Clear skies are forecast for the Chinese capital, among a number of locations in the country and on the Pacific Rim which are witnessing the total lunar eclipse. Back then, some people believed they had to frighten away a mysterious creature swallowing the moon. The first supermoon of 2018 took place on New Year's Day and was previously described by NASA as the "biggest and brightest" one expected for the entire year.

Last night the moon was a little over 358,000km distant from Earth.

The Super Blue moon rises behind a fluttering flag in Luneta Park in Manila Yesterday.

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