Here's How You Can Worship The Super Blue Blood Moon Tonight

Met office chief says the moon will be visible from everywhere in Pakistan depending on weather conditions

Set your alarms, space fans - if you can drag yourself out of bed on Wednesday, you're in for a treat. From Ahmedabad, one will be able to see the reddish moon after moonrise.

A once-in-150-years super blue blood moon eclipse is happening tonight. Let's break it down piece by piece.

A supermoon takes place when the moon is at its closest point to earth during its elliptical orbit - this makes it appear 14 per cent larger than when it is at its further point and this has happened once already this year.

The blue moon term is used to describe a full moon taking place for the second time within a full calendar month. Finally we get the blood moon from the total lunar eclipse when the earth casts a shadow onto the moon giving it that nearly reddish copper tint to it.




When can I see it?

The "penultimate" eclipse begins Wednesday morning at 2:51 a.m. but it is not until about 4:51 a.m. that the total eclipse phase begins, and lasts until 5:29 a.m.

According to NASA, people living in North America, Alaska, or Hawaii, the eclipse will be visible before sunrise on January 31. No protective eyewear is necessary, unlike during a solar eclipse - just look up into the night sky.

"Weather permitting, the West Coast, Alaska and Hawaii will have a spectacular view of totality from start to finish", said George Johnston, lunar blogger at NASA, in a press statement. The best viewing area in Washington state will be Central Washington, around the Moses Lake Region. It'll be a long wait for skywatchers in the United States as Johnston predicts the next visible lunar eclipse will be on January 21, 2019.

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