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.