According to the report released by the Central Weather Bureau on Wednesday, on January 31 a total lunar eclipse will occur over Taiwan's skies. The lunar calendar nearly lines up with our monthly calendar, but not exactly. This year the moon appears Super blue blood moon. Because of its proximity, the moon will appear to be 14% bigger and 30% brighter. This shadow gradually will become noticeable as the moon penetrates deeper into the penumbra.At 4:48 a.m., the fun really begins as the moon begins to enter Earth's umbra, the dark circular shadow of Earth's spherical shape projected by more exact alignment of sun, Earth and moon. This will be the second supermoon of the month.
On January 31, Qatar residents will have a good chance to see the first Blue Moon in the year, the Qatar Calendar House said.
The U.S. space agency reports that the western portion of North America, and Alaska and Hawaii will have the best view of the super blue blood moon. "While the Moon is in the Earth's shadow it will take on a reddish tint, known as a 'blood moon'".
"The lunar eclipse on January 31 will be visible during moonset", said Noah Petro, a research scientist from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
That's when the moon will pass through the earth's shadow. They typically happen about once a month- every 29.5 days to be specific. For more, here's a great crash course in all things moon by PBS. The name comes from the red and orange appearance that the moon takes on.
Finally, we have the Blood Moon.
In other parts of the world, including Asia, the Middle East, eastern Russia, Australia, and New Zealand, the triple lunar treat can be watched after sunset on the same date.
The sky Wednesday morning will mark a celestial affair that hasn't occurred in the Chicago area in more than 150 years.
When the moon rises again at 5:51 p.m. that night, it will be full, but it will not be eclipsed.
Three relatively common lunar events will occur at the same time Wednesday morning resulting in a rare astronomical viewing opportunity.