The First Super Blue Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in 150 Years is Coming the End of This Month
The first total lunar eclipse of 2018 comes on January, 31. It’s going to be a total eclipse of the second full moon also called as a Blue Moon. This fascinating sky watching is happening first in 150 years.
The lunar eclipse will take place in the middle of the night. Central and Eastern Asia, Indonesia, New Zealand and most of Australia will get an excellent view of the moon show in the evening sky. The Pacific Ocean will be turned toward the moon at the time. Its direction continues to Western Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, when the lunar eclipse will be already underway as the moon rises. Alaska, Hawaii and Northwestern Canada can see the eclipse from the very start to finish.
Along the U.S. West Coast, the total phase begins at 4:51 a.m. PST. The farther east you go, the closer the start of the partial phases will coincide with moonrise. Along the U.S. Atlantic Seaboard, for instance, the moon will have only just begun to enter the darkest part of Earth’s shadow, the umbra, at 6:48 a.m. EST when it will disappear from view below the west-northwest horizon. The duration of the total phase will be 77 minutes.
The next time Blue Moon passing through the Earth’s umbra will be on December, 31 in 2028.