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Super Blue Blood Moon: How and when to watch the lunar trilogy in India

The Super Blue Blood Moon is a rare phenomenon, and the last sighting was 150 years back.

  • Published: January 31, 2018 9:50 AM IST
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Tonight, we will be witnessing a rare phenomenon, called the ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’. This essentially includes three lunar events – Supermoon, Blue Moon, and a lunar eclipse that was result in a Blood Moon. Occurring after 150 years, here’s everything you need to know about the Super Blue Blood Moon.

Where and how to watch it

Tonight’s rare phenomenon will be visible at a lot of places including the US, Pacific, Europe, Australia, Russia, Asia, and the Indian Ocean. The lunar trilogy will last for about 77 minutes, and the best views will be reserved for Alaska, Hawaii, and northwestern Canada.

If you want to closely watch the entire lunar trilogy, the best option will be the live stream video on NASA’s official website.

When can you see the Supermoon in India

In India, the event is expected to occur between 4:21-9:38PM. The first phase will occur at 4:21PM where the Moon will be partially in the shadow of the Earth. The second phase will take place around 6:21PM, when the Moon will be completely in the Earth’s shadow. The lunar eclipse would end at around 7:37PM.

People in different parts of India are reportedly gearing up for this once-in-a-lifetime event. According to ToI, the Priyadarshini Planetarium in Kerala Science and Technology Museum in Thiruvananthapuram has arranged telescopes for people to closely witness the phenomenon. Similarly, the Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre too has arranged telescopes for space enthusiasts.

  • Published Date: January 31, 2018 9:50 AM IST