Stargazer tune in: Super blue moon tonight between 1 and 2 am

The NASA website announced that tonight the sky will be the stage of a super blue blood moon, an event that hasn’t occurred for over a century.

It can be read on their website that “The super blue moon will pass through Earth’s shadow to give viewers in the right location a total lunar eclipse.”

People living in Australia, New Zealand, central and eastern Asia, Indonesia, Alaska, Hawaii and parts of North America will get the full show, in the UK it won’t be possible to see the red hue of the blood moon.

A supermoon occurs when the Moon is closer to Earth and about 14 percent brighter than usual. A blood moon happens while the Moon is in the Earth’s shadow and takes on a reddish tint.

However you will still be able to see the supermoon in English skies.

A supermoon is a phenomenon that occurs every one or two years and you won’t be able to see another one for the rest of the year.
The blue moon phenomenon happens when there are two full moons in the same month, which usually isn’t observed more than once a year.

The best time to go stargazing tonight is between 1 and 2 am, when it should be possible from the UK to see the supermoon.

You can also watch the full event through the NASA live feed that you can find here going back to 5:30 a.m. EST when the feed started.

Sara Lovallo

Sara is a journalism student at Glasgow Clyde College. Her passion for writing brought her to Glasgow in 2017 to start her education as a journalist after three years of home education. She has explored many areas of writing, seeing her first published work in a poetry contest at the age of 14, winning first prize in a national journalism contest in 2013. A blogger, her website covers the subject of home-education and her personal journey in education. Before becoming part of the Clyde Insider, she contributed to a local Italian newspaper, Ravenna WebTV, during a working stage in her home town.

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