Super blue moon lunar eclipse to take place January 31


A similar event took place 55 years ago. Hold it up to the horizon and the moon should be about that high in the sky.

While most of the world will be able to the see the super- and blue moons because it's tied to the eclipse, the odds of also seeing a blood moon depend on where one is.

For those who want to see the entire process of the moon exiting the eclipse, the duration will be an hour. The super moon occurrence will cause the moon to be 10 to 13 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter.

Therefore, all three of these events occurring at the same time, on the same day, is very rare.

If that crossing corresponds to a full moon, the moon will pass into the Earth's shadow, resulting in a total lunar eclipse. Lastly, when the sun, moon, and the earth come in a straight line, it is known as full moon.

According to NASA, this full moon is special for three reasons. However, the moon, itself, does not actually change colours.

The second full moon in one month is called a blue moon.

Partial eclipse begins at 3:48 a.m. The partial eclipse will end at 7.11pm.

31, at about 6:30 a.m., Tucsonans can look into the western sky and catch a reddened full moon caught in the center of Earth's shadow. After 150 years, the unique astronomical event will be seen from many countries including India, Russia, Australia, China and Thailand.

That said, if you miss this eclipse, don't worry.

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Residents can register for the event by Dubai Astronomy Group at

A blood moon occurs during a lunar eclipse, when the moon moves into the Earth's shadow.

What is a super moon?

Wednesday night, the full moon's orbit or perigee brings it so close to Earth that the moon rises huge in the night sky.

But a blue moon isn't blue at all, and Wednesday's moon will be no exception.

"The blue wavelengths of light coming around from the sun, as they go through the Earth's atmosphere, get absorbed by the Earth's atmosphere and it just leaves the red light", Mr Bennedick said. It'll be the first time in 35 years that a lunar eclipse will coincide with a "super moon" and a "blue moon".

And fear not luna-tic's, Virtual Telescope will be streaming the event live for those of you unable to view it up close. During a lunar eclipse, temperatures on the surface of the moon drop dramatically.

What time can Dubai residents witness the super moon eclipse? It will last for a total of three hours, 45 minutes during which there will be a total eclipse of one minute, 32 seconds starting at 6.59 pm.

How to observe the eclipse in the UAE?