Super Blue Blood Moon

Large parts of the globe experienced a rare ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ on January 31st, 2018. A supermoon, a blue moon, and a total lunar eclipse took place at the same time.

So, what is a ‘Super Blue Blood Moon?

A ‘Super Moon’ is simply a moon that is closer to the Earth than normal. As a result, it appears bigger and brighter in the sky.

A ‘Blue Moon’ is also simple and means the second full moon in a calendar month.

A ‘Blood Moon’ happens when sunlight passes through the atmosphere above the Earth, casting a dark colour across the surface of the moon.

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