I’m really looking forward to 31st Jan because on that day, something epic is going to happen. A full BLUE, SUPER, BLOOD moon eclipse! Not just a full moon eclipse, but a full BLUE, SUPER, BLOOD moon eclipse! A three in one! I can’t wait and I am feeling so impatient even though it is just a day away.
A full moon eclipse is when the sun, the moon, and the earth get in a straight line and the earth comes in front of the moon blocking the light from the sun and creates a shadow over the moon.
A blue moon is when a full moon appears two times in a month and the second time is called a blue moon. It doesn’t mean that the moon looks blue or something but it is just a term given to the full moon if it appears two times in a month. This is very rare and maybe that’s why there’s this phrase that says: ‘Once in a blue moon.’
A supermoon is when the moon comes the closest to the earth or is at perihelion which means it is at the closest point to earth and can appear 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than normal.
A blood moon is when, during an eclipse when earth casts a red-tinted shadow on the surface of the moon, and it appears to be a rusty, reddish copper kind of color. This happens because the rays of the sun are made of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. When the sun rays hit the atmosphere of the earth, most of the colors get scattered away and the color red remains. Due to which we see a blood moon during a full moon eclipse.
All these all together make the full blue, super, blood eclipse. This eclipse is occurring after 152 years and this is a chance of a lifetime. I wouldn’t miss it for anything.