Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Super Blue Blood Moon 2018: Best Time and Spot to See It

Set your alarm clock tonight. Later tonight beginning at 20:48, a lunar eclipse will appear in view. Tonight’s event is special in that three celestial phenomenon take place at the same time: A super, blue, blood moon! 

What is super, blue, blood moon?
First, we call a full moon a super moon when the moon is at its closest spot in its orbit with Earth, making it appear larger and brighter than usual. Second, a blue moon is the second full moon of the calendar month. It does not actually look blue! Third, the moon passes through Earth’s shadow for a total lunar eclipse. When it does, it appears to be reddish, which gives it a name blood moon.

The Best Time to See
At 20:48, lighter part of Earth’s shadow starts to touch the moon. By about 21:51, a total eclipse begin to happen and last until 23:8. The peak for total eclipse is at 22:29. Then, it slowly begin to move out of the shadow until 1:10 the next day.
Look out to your southeastern sky. You can observe the super blue blood moon with your naked eyes if there is no cloud.

The Best Spot to See
If you like to see tonight’s moon with a telescope, you can hit Daegu Science Museum. From 20:30 to 22:30, the place is open to public for the moon observation.

Image: Daegu Science Museum

Daegu Science Museum- Super Blue Blood Moon Observation
─Time: 19:30 – 20:30
─Location: Cheonjiin School 천지인 학당
─Price: Free

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