Rare 'blue supermoon' total eclipse to occur in Singapore on 31 January

Rare 'blue supermoon' total eclipse to occur in Singapore on 31 January

Yahoo Singapore·2018-01-05 19:50

Expect to see a “super blue moon total lunar eclipse” on 31 January when you look up to the skies, a rare occurrence that last happened over 150 years ago.

The previous total lunar eclipse of a blue moon happened 152 years ago on 31 March, 1866, according to astronomy news portal Space.com.

A total lunar eclipse happens when the moon enters the darkest part of the earth’s shadow, called the umbra.

Taking place once in every two years and eight months on average, a blue moon, named after the rarity of its occurrence, is a second full moon within a month.

Typically, only one full moon occurs in a calendar month. This year, however, will see two occurrences of two full moons in a month, with the second blue moon occurring on 31 March.

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