Unlike the other two bits of the stunning lunar night, this part will only be visible to some parts of the world, since it depends on the alignment of the moon, sun and the Earth. 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. Most recently, Vancouver was treated to a stunning supermoon on the first day of 2018. The combination of a supermoon and lunar eclipse will result in a visually striking moon that is the largest we see in orbit, so you should make sure to step outside at night on the 31st - just do not forget to wear a jacket!
The major moon experience will be visible in the early morning hours over most of the Pacific Ocean, Central and East Asia, Indonesia, New Zealand and most of Australia. Hawaii, Alaska and northwestern Canada will observe the complete event. This moon was also a supermoon, and the brightest moon we will see all year, according to Space.com. There will be a meteor shower as well as a lunar eclipse during the course of January as well.
Nearby perigee full moons appear about 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than full moons that occur near apogee in the moon's orbit, NASA reported.
This event has been dubbed as "Wolf Moon" by NASA. The moon won't actually be blue, because the term simply refers to the second full moon in a month. Supermoons occur when the full moon coincides with the "perigee" of the lunar orbit.
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But that's exactly what we'll get on January 31, for the first time in more than 150 years. To answer that question, we consulted the reference book Canon of Lunar Eclipses, 1500 B.C. - A.D. Some people including Nasa are referring to it as a super blue blood moon, and whatever you call it, it will make for a handsome, odd night. "The red/blood moon is possible because while the moon is in total shadow, some light from the Sun passes through Earth's atmosphere and is bent toward the moon", SCS said.
Scientifically, Simpson said, the event is pretty meaningless.
Another Blue Moon is expected to be seen late in March this year making it a really special year for astronomers and astrologers.