Super blue blood moon eclipse on the cards

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January 31 will bring a rare "lunar trifecta" - a Super Blue Blood Moon.

The last time the super blue blood moon was visible December 30, 1982 in Asia. Unlike pigs flying, blue moons themselves are not all too rare; they come every 2.7 years. A blue moon is the second full moon in a month.

Stages of the super blue blood moon, as depicted by NASA. While the moon is in the Earth's shadow it will take on a reddish tint, known as a "blood moon". That's where the phrase "blood moon" comes from. The reddish tint from the eclipse is not expected until nearly an hour after the eclipse begins, around 6:48 a.m., but the moon will set less than a half an hour after that. A blue moon is relatively rare, happening about once every two years... but there's nothing about it that makes it really appear blue. The Dec. 3 full moon is the first of three consecutive supermoons.

So what's a blue moon in the first place?

Imposing, attractive and unique in concept, the 30-storey aluminium and glass building which houses Yayasan Sabah Group Headquarters, the Menara Tun Mustapha in Likas, will be one of the locations in the country to observe the total lunar eclipse on 31 January. A full moon at perigee - closest to the earth - happens about once per year.

Americans living in the Central time zone will have a better view.

The moon will appear blood red when it is fully within the Earth's shadow. So, most of the time the moon ends up a little above or below the path Earth follows as it revolves around the sun.

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While it's also safe to assume the lunar eclipse will not draw the huge crowds of this summer's solar eclipse, B.C. residents are in a prime position to witness it, Boyle says. This can occur only when the sun, Earth, and moon are aligned exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle.

While some are calling this a "blood moon", the term has a murky definition. Unfortunately for us in New Jersey, and the entire East Coast, the moon sets before totality begins.

While the January 31 lunar eclipse will be tough to see from some parts of the United States, there are other spectacular heavenly displays in store for Americans in the future.

Since the moon will be low in the sky from many locations with dawn providing just the right illumination of the scene, this eclipse may well be a photographer's dream.

"The moon will be pretty far down in the western horizon by the time we get to totality", Berrier said. The event will begin at 5:30 Eastern Time on January 31st, and if that's a deterrent for you, turn back now!

If you don't want to get up early to watch the moon glow red, Noble won't judge.

"I have always been fascinated by the night sky", Johnston said.

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