Lunar Eclipse 31st January 2018
Today's lunar eclipse also marks the end of NASA’s ‘Supermoon Trilogy’ (a triple billing of three super full moons within the space of two months) and will take on a reddish hue during the eclipse – hence it is known as the blood moon.
NASA said: “The January 31 full moon is special for three reasons: it’s the third in a series of ‘supermoons’, when the Moon reaches within 10 percent of its closets distance to Earth in its orbit (known as perigee) it can appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual.
The celestial event is known as a lunar trifecta, the combination of a super moon, a total lunar eclipse and a blue moon. What is even more unusual about the January 31st blue moon is that it is coupled with a total lunar eclipse for the first time in more than 150 years.
Unfortunately form the United Kingdom the lunar eclipse is not visible, so for people living here whether it is or isn’t a blue moon, this coming full moon will most likely remain grey.”
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