The start of this year is a bit magical as three rare lunar events are to happen on the 31st of January. A lunar eclipse, a blue moon, and a supermoon will all occur at the same time; scientists refer to this occurrence as “super blood moon.” Witness these magical events on the 31st of January; as for the specifics, we thank the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA).
As per the organization, the moon is said rise at around 5:42 P.M. Yes, the moon will start to be visible in the late afternoon which is slightly earlier than the norm. Moreover, the eclipse will begin at approximately 6:49 P.M., Philippine Standard Time (PST). The eclipse will end at 12:09 A.M., which is the 1st of February already.
At what time will this super blue blood moon be totally visible?
Total visibility of the occurrence will be at approximately 9:29 P.M. given that the skies are clear enough to be seen by the naked eye. Of course, this occurrence will be resonating through the heavens and will be seen the most clearly in Manila.
If you’re unaware, a blue moon is a rare lunar occurrence that regularly comes with a second full moon in a month. These happen once in every two to three years; it gives the moon a bluish hue color which will then scatter through the skies; it’s what makes the public excited about all of these.
Another thing is that a supermoon is about to occur as well. Supermoon is the phenomenon when the moon is at its closest point to the Earth which then makes it appear a little bit more bigger.
Lastly, lunar eclipses does not happen as frequent as well. Also known as blood moons, these eclipses give the moon a reddish hue.
Imagine all of these occurrences happen in one single go. Blue + Red + the moon being bigger, skygazers, photographers, and superstitious people will surely be prepared.