'Super blue blood moon' to appear Wednesday

Super Blue Blood Moon 2018 map

Super Blue Blood Moon 2018 map

It's been over 130 years since this last happened, and it won't happen again for a heck of a long time!

NASA says the rare lunar event is a combination of a super moon, a blue moon, and a blood moon. It's getting to be that we need a lunar scorecard!

One year earlier, an American psychiatrist wrote a book entitled How The Moon Affects You, warning that lunar cycles could cause huge earthquakes (including a 1982 prediction for California that did not come true) and affect the human body. Although that one will be a supermoon, it won't be a blue moon.

"Nolle simply gave it a sexy name", Boyle says. Johnston said another lunar eclipse will occur on January 21, 2019, that will be visible throughout the country. A blue moon actually has to do with mathematical odds. The eclipse will peak around 6:30 a.m. MT until 7 a.m. MT when the moon will set, according to the statement.

Secondly, it is the second full moon of the month. Since there are 29.5 days between two full moons, we usually only end up with one per month. A "Blue Moon" is a 2nd full Moon in one calendar month. When this happens, as it will on January 31, the event is commonly referred to as a "blue" moon. But that won't be our only blue moon in 2018.

The last blue moon was July 31, 2015 and the next one won't occur until October 31, 2020, Aufdenberg said. Blue and super and eclipsed, all at the same time? In principle we should not see moon but it appears to us red/copper as red light bends more due to atmosphere of earth that reflects back from the surface of moon to our eyes.

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To take a picture of the supermoon or the lunar eclipse with a smartphone, tap on the moon on the screen and hold your finger in place to lock the camera's focus. Although it does not have a scientific definition, a "blood moon" occurs during a lunar eclipse when faint red sunbeams peek out around the edges of the moon, giving it a reddish, copper color.

The original meaning was the third full moon in a season that had four full moons (as opposed to the three full moons you'd normally expect during a season). Not this time though.

Very early Wednesday morning, weather pending, we will be in for a spectacular all-in-one show. The moon will begin leaving the umbra at 7:07 a.m., shortly before it sets at 7:11 a.m. Totality will be during the 5 a.m. hour. When this happens, the only light that reaches the moon will be filtered through Earth's atmosphere, stripping out the blue wavelengths and casting the moon red. This means that the moon will be about 14 percent brighter than usual, . "If last month's Full Moon were a 16.0 inch pizza, then this month's "Super" moon would be 16.1 inches".

The term was coined by astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979.

The supermoon is when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit.

"The orbit it not a ideal circle", Pierce said. Sometimes it's closer (known as its perigee) and sometime it's further away (known as its apogee).

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