A unique phenomenon that humans will be able to observe "blood moon"

The first supermoon of the new year rises above the Vegas Strip on Monday Jan. 1 2018. A supermoon occurs when the moon is full at the same time it reaches perigee or that point in the moon's

The first supermoon of the new year rises above the Vegas Strip on Monday Jan. 1 2018. A supermoon occurs when the moon is full at the same time it reaches perigee or that point in the moon's

The commonly used definition of a supermoon is any full moon that falls within the 90% of the lunar orbit closest to Earth. Following the Supermoon that rose on January 1 called the Wolf Moon, another celestial event will happen before the end of this month as the moon does something it has never done in more than 150 years.

A passenger plane passes in front of the wolf moon as it approaches Heathrow Airport in London on January 1. The moon will wane and wax to a blue moon on January 31, called "blue" because it is the second full moon in one month, a once-every-2.5 years occurrence.

The last time all that happened together was nearly 152 years ago.

"Often cast in a reddish hue because of the way the atmosphere bends the light, totally eclipsed Moons are sometimes called 'blood moons'".

The next total lunar eclipse this year will occur on 28 July and will be a micro moon, which occurs when a full moon or new moon coincides with the point in the moon's orbit farthest away from Earth. It will look bigger and brighter from the ground as compared to the usual full moon.

Once in a blue moon?

. This is a common term for the second full moon in a month. Hawaii, Alaska and northwestern Canada will observe the complete event.

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In order to see the moon most clearly, stargazers should opt to travel outside of city limits; light pollution from the city lights obscures the view.

The total eclipse will begin at 8.51pm and end at 10.08pm, while the partial eclipse will end at 11.11pm.

January 31 is literally a once-in-a-blue-moon event.

The super blue blood moon eclipse will be visible anywhere that it's night-time, although some regions of the globe will only be able to see a partial eclipse.

"The supermoons are a great opportunity for people to start looking at the moon, not just that once but every chance they have", said Noah Petro, a research scientist from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre.

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