Get ready to witness the first blue blood moon of 2018 in January
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Get ready to witness the first blue blood moon of 2018 in January

The new year 2018 has started with a rare celestial event. It was predicted that in January people would see three celestial events. Recently people witnessed the beauty of the first supermoon. It lightened the sky on 3rd January 2018. It was the biggest supermoon of 2018. Well, if you have missed the chance to enjoy the beauty of the supermoon, then don’t worry. There are two rare celestial events which will take place at the end of January. Yes, it will be the combination of two events, i.e., a super blue moon and a total lunar eclipse.

It is also known as the Blue Blood Moon- the combination of three lunar processes i.e., a supermoon, a blue moon and a blood moon.  When a blue moon occurs two times in a month, it is treated as something very special or extraordinary. In this case, NASA stated that it happens every two and a half years on the average.  But the blue blood moon is very rare, and it is now happening after more than 150 years.  The same event also had been happened in March 1886. NASA informed that in total lunar eclipse the moon will lose its brightness and will look reddish hue because the atmosphere bends the light in that way.

Talking about the places where the event can be watched clearly, in the Western U.S., Alaska, Hawaii and the British Columbia the event will take place early in the morning on 31st January. In the U.S. West coast and California, it will start at around 4:51 a.m. PST. In Chicago, it will be visible at around 6:16 a.m.

People living in Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand and countries in Central and East Asia will see the eclipse during the evening hours after sunset. As per the report, it will continue for 77 minutes.