Total Lunar Eclipse 2018: A rare blue moon will been seen on January 31
There would be a total lunar eclipse on January 31 2018. The moon will appear larger, reddish and brighter when a total lunar eclipse occurs during a blue moon and a supermoon.
Many have already begun calling it a 'super blue blood moon' eclipse. It would be a collision of multiple lunar events. There would be a total lunar eclipse which will happen when the earth passes between the sun and moon blocking sunlight from reaching the moon. The lunar eclipse will occur at the same time as a blue moon. The last time such a thing occurred was 35 years back. The exact date was December 30 1982.
What will you see during the total lunar eclipse
The full moon will appear read or orangish. According to NASA this takes place because the indirect sunlight reaches the moon during the total lunar eclipse. The moon could also appear to be blood red or dark brown.
When can you see the total lunar eclipse
Those in the middle of US are expected to get the best view. In Asia and Australia too the view would be very good. Those living in the East Coast would get the least impressive view.
Total lunar eclipse time
The lunar eclipse is expected to last for about an hour. In India it would start at 6.21 pm on January 31 2018. It would be visible till 7.37 pm Indian Standard Time.
When is the next total lunar eclipse
The next total lunar eclipse would take place next on July 27 2018. The eclipse would take place in Asia, Africa, Australia, South America and Europe.