We have another full moon at the end of the month - that's the blue moon.
But on the early morning of January 31, this blue moon will appear not blue but instead will be a spectacular red.
So then what is a Blue Moon? This year, we will be treated to two Blue Moons - something that won't happen again until 2037. So, the skywatchers in India will watch the first lunar eclipse of the year 2018 in India on 31st in the evening. At 8:11 a.m., the moon entirely exits Earth's complete shadow.At 9:08 a.m., the moon finally exits Earth's partial shadow, concluding this entire lunar eclipse.As the moon descends toward our western horizon during totality, dawn will break in the east as the sun rises from that direction. "Expect to see what you see on a full moon day; in fact, on the 31st, the moon will be less bright than it usually is since there will be the earth's shadow on it", adds Madhusudhan. A supermoon is about 14 percent more dazzling than an average moon. The next true Supermoon will not occur until January 2019. Blood Moon This one comes with a pretty simple description.
It is the light bending around the Earth due to gravity that passes through a portion of the atmosphere that causes the shift in color.More news: Steve Wilks named Cardinals head coach
It is reported that about 85 lunar eclipses will take place during the 21st century and Taiwan will have the privilege to witness 63 of them. The lunar cycle - the time from one new moon to the next - is on average 29.53 days.
An issue some moon gazers in the eastern United States will have is that in order to see it in its full glory, you will have to be an early riser.
That said, it does get confusing what with this moon and that moon; the supermoons and strawberry moons and black moons and you name it. Case in point, the second full moon of January 2018 will be a "super blue blood moon".
The sky Wednesday morning will mark a celestial affair that hasn't occurred in the Chicago area in more than 150 years.