The larger and brighter full moon we have ever seen in our lives, we will have on 31 January 2018. Three different σεληνιακα phenomena will be combined to give a “super blue blood moon”. The last time recorded in the same phenomenon, was on 31 March 1866!
It is the combination of three phenomena:
- We will have 2nd full moon in the same month, a phenomenon called “blue moon”.
- The super blue moon will pass through Earth’s shadow to give viewers in the right location a total lunar eclipse. While the Moon is in the Earth’s shadow it will take on a reddish tint, known as a “blood moon” and
- The moon will be close to Earth at Nearest Point of the last 150 years, with the result that appears in 14% higher and 30% brighter (Super moon).
The extremely impressive phenomenon will become visible in East Asia, in areas of the Atlantic, on the western coast of North America. In the eastern regions of North America and Europe, although it is visible, but not so much as in previous areas.
Αs regards Greece, the moon that day will be at 05.50 at dawn but the ellipse will not be fully visible and will start on 13.00 and will be completed at 6 p.m. in the afternoon. This means that a part of the phenomenon may be visible between 17.00 and 17.30.
NASA will transmit the phenomenon in live streaming for those not able to follow, as a scientist said: “Those who will not be able to see, cannot wait another 150 years to have a second chance”.