A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly behind the Earth into its umbra. People on the East Coast will not have as great a view, since the eclipse begins just as the moon is about to set and the sky is getting lighter.
For those who want to see the entire process of the moon exiting the eclipse, the duration will be an hour.
NASA An illustration of a super blue blood moon from NASA.
"For those in the Middle East, Asia, eastern Russia, Australia and New Zealand, the "super blue blood moon" can be seen during moonrise the morning of the January 31", NASA said.
Like Earth, half the moon is illuminated by the sun at any one time. Full moons are typically.
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Blue moons are not very common because the moon goes through all of its phases once every 28 days. Well, that's when the moon does change color.
While a blue moon is no more blue than made of cheese, it represents a quirk in the calendar that gives rise to a second full moon in a single month. "Then, we will witness the total eclipse between 7.51pm and 9.07pm".
To prepare you for the lunar triple whammy, here's your all-you-need-to-know guide.
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"Sometimes the celestial rhythms sync up just right to wow us", NASA says. Tickets for the event cost Dh10 for kids, Dh20 for adults and Dh30 for a family of four members.
The Planetarium will also hold a briefing on the phenomenon, an astro-photography shoot and lunar eclipse prayers. The eclipse will peak at 5:29 a.m., with the total eclipse ceasing at 6:07 a.m. and the partial eclipse ending at 7:11 a.m. "While the moon is in the earth's shadow it will take on a reddish tint, known as a 'blood moon, '" NASA explained.
What is a super moon?
The total lunar eclipse will happen when the moon will enter the Earth's shadow, ensuring that the Sun's rays do not fall on it.
What is a blue moon?
What's big and blue and red all over?
In the United States, the best viewing (total lunar eclipse) will be in the Western states. That entirely depends on where you live. The last time it occurred in the Western Hemisphere was more than 150 years ago. But that is true only for time zones in and around the Americas, not for the rest of the world. Not all light is blocked during the eclipse, as the blue light from the spectrum is more scattered than the red giving the moon a reddish hue (blood moon).
How to observe the eclipse in the UAE?
As the moon approaches the horizon at moonset in Paducah, the total eclipse will begin at 6:51 a.m.