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Super Blue Blood Moon

On the night of 31-01-2018 - 01-02-2018 a once in a life time event of 3 astronomical phenomenas all occuring at the same time.

It is the first ti...
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On the night of 31-01-2018 - 01-02-2018 a once in a life time event of 3 astronomical phenomenas all occuring at the same time.

It is the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a super moon and a total lunar eclipse, or blood moon because of its red hue.

A blue moon is a full moon that occurs twice in a month, while a blood moon takes on a reddish hue during an eclipse. The "super moon" applies when the moon appears bigger because it is close to the Earth.

The red appearance is caused by the light filtering and bending properties of our atmosphere.

NASA is calling it a lunar trifecta: the first super blue blood moon since 1982.

That combination won't happen again until 2037. (Acknowledgement to ABC News)
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