"For the (continental) US, the viewing will be best in the west", said Gordon Johnston, program executive and lunar blogger at NASA Headquarters in Washington on NASA's website. "Set your alarm early and go out and take a look".
The super-duper-exciting-plus-sprinkles phenomenon hasn't happened for over a century, because it consists of three rare moon-related events occurring all at once: a super moon, a blue moon and a lunar eclipse.
On Jan. 31, the sun, moon and Earth line up (syzygy), so that Earth's shadow blocks sunlight normally reflected off the moon. The third makes it a Supermoon i.e. the moon will be the closest to the Earth. On this date, the satellite will have reached a full stage, so it will be the second full moon in January.
If you live in North America, Alaska, or Hawaii, the eclipse will be visible before sunrise on January 31.
If you plan on stepping outdoors and looking skywards to catch the super blue blood moon yourself, it's vital you know the best time to catch it.
"The events will start at 5pm and run until 9pm", he said.
By that time, however, the moon will already have set in the eastern time zone. The visible part of the eclipse will begin at 5.18 pm and last till 8.41 pm.
After the total lunar eclipse ended, people would be able to see a partial eclipse again.
By about 6.15am CST the earth's reddish shadow will be clearly noticeable on the moon.Читайте также: Hillary Clinton Thanks 'Activist B*tches Supporting B*tches'
In the United States, the best view of the eclipse will be along the West Coast.
Based on Nolle's theory, the moon would have to be 226,000 miles away from the Earth to be considered "super".
"For the [CONTINENTAL] US, the viewing will be best in the west", said Gordon Johnston, programme executive and lunar blogger at Nasa.
The umbral eclipse begins at 3.48am PT, with the full eclipse beginning at 4.51am.
The total lunar eclipse, which occurs about every year or two, is the most palpable of the three events and at the center of Wednesday's pageantry.
For observers living in NY or Washington D.C., the space agency suggests a 6.45 a.m. ET start for the best viewing. The totality phase ends about 6:05 a.m.
Dr Vijay Bhaskar, director of Centre of Space Medicine, has meanwhile asked citizens not to encourage superstitions associated with the lunar eclipse.
As for the total lunar eclipse, it will be visible early in the morning of January 31 from western North America across the Pacific to eastern Asia, said.
There's only going to be a brief window to observe the total lunar eclipse because the moon will being setting shortly after 7 a.m.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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