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A super blue blood moon is on the horizon

A super blue blood moon is on the horizon

While none of the upcoming events-a supermoon, blue moon, or a lunar eclipse-are particularly rare on their own, together they'll make for a lovely night of stargazing and a potent reminder of the multidimensional dance of our home amongst the stars.

Informing this, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has said in a statement that people in Qatar have a good chance to see the Blue Moon from the evening of January 31, Wednesday, until the next morning. (Ruaraidh Gillies/Wikimedia Commons)When can I see the supermoon and total lunar eclipse? The Earth's reddish shadow will be noticeable on the moon by about 6:15 a.m. CST.

This lunar eclipse is visible before sunrise in North America, Alaska and Hawaii.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon slides into the earth's shadow. Still, the one Wednesday, Jan. 31, may be worth your while.

It may sound like the apocalypse is nigh, so let's break it down by its three parts: "super", "blue" and "blood". When the sun is high in the sky, red light passes straight through to the ground while blue light is scattered in every direction, making it more likely to hit your eye when you look around. Then, light that has traveled 93 million miles from the sun is refracted through a thin layer of air (if the Earth were a basketball, the atmosphere would only be the thickness of a few sheets of paper).

The last blue moon was July 31, 2015 and the next one won't occur until October 31, 2020, Aufdenberg said.

What is a blue moon?

Our first full moon in January occurred on Jan. 1st. Because the moon's cycle takes just over 29 days, the event can occur in any month when a full moon rises on the first or second night of the month.

Newsweek spoke with NASA planetary geologist Sarah Noble about everything we need to know about January 31's astronomical treat. But during a lunar eclipse, the moon's trek through Earth's shadow often imparts a red tint from the filtering effects of Earth's atmosphere, leading to the colloquial description of a "blood red" moon.

Finally, to add the cherry on top, this will also be a supermoon. The moon doesn't travel in a circle around the earth, but rather travels in an egg shape. The closest point in its orbit is called the perigee.

"The very concept of a Super Moon is an embarrassment to everything else we call super: Supernova, Supercollider, Superman, Super Mario Bros.", he wrote. March will also have two full moons. The distinction is usually hard to notice unless you're looking at two pictures side by side.

We're a people who love quirky events, and the coincidence of the blue moon, supermoon and blood moon has been widely reported with glee - and attracted some warnings from the supernatural realm. "This occasional add-on was needed to keep the tradition sequence of names - Wolf Moon, Strawberry Moon, Harvest Moon, and so on - in sync with the calendar". The Moon will appear over Qatar sky at 5:17 PM and will stay till next morning at 6:50 AM Doha local time.


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