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Super Blue Blood Moon

January 31, 2018

Have you ever heard of a ‘Super Blue Blood Moon”?!

They are pretty rare and the last one happened around 150 years ago. It is when not one, but three events happen with the moon.

Firstly, “Super-moons” happen when a full Moon is closest to the Earth, appearing bigger and brighter than normal.

They are called ‘super’ because they are 15 percent brighter and 30 percent bigger than regular full moons!

Secondly, a “Blue Moon” is what you call the second full moon in one month. So the supermoon expected on January 31st will also be the second full Moon of that month, which means it’s a Blue Moon. They happen every two and a half years, on average.

Thirdly, a “Blood Moon” is the name given for a view of the Moon during a total lunar eclipse. Because of the way light passes through the Earth’s atmosphere during an eclipse, red light from the Sun is reflected onto it. The Moon’s reddish colour earns it the nickname… Blood Moon.

But will need to wake up at around 2am to see it!

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1

thats amazing

2

That sounds pretty nice, but unfortunately I missed it.

3

i saw it

4

Oh xd we'd have to wait quite a few years again for it to appear once again, unless of course it happens somehow. Still it'll be quite unlikely.

5

cool but we have to wait 120 years to see it wich is sad

6

its 120 years you have to wait

7

I ❤️ it

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Wow!!

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It is too late

10

awesome

13

great lunar moon

14

2 AM!? Too late I can't stay up that late!

16

that amazing right guys

17

that is red like blood

18

is it magicle?

19

this is amazing

20

this is amazing malia

21

set alarm to 2AM

22

wow this is so cool

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this is called the blood moon

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this only happens one thousand and something years

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this happens in 1000 and something years

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so cool

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i love eclipse

28

This article is truly amazing

29

So beautiful!

30

There so rare

31

AMAZING!! that is so pretty!