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January 30, 2018

Lunar Eclipse + Blue Moon + Super Moon happening together tomorrow!

Filed under: My Life — Suramya @ 11:41 PM

The first eclipse of 2018 will be a full lunar eclipse happening tomorrow (31st Jan). To makes things more interesting this is also a Blue moon and a Super Moon. Such an event hasn’t happened for more than 150 years. The next time a Blue Moon passes through Earth’s umbra will be on 31st Dec 2028, and after that on 31st Jan 2037. Both of these eclipses will be total as well.

The timings are not the most convenient for me as I will still be at work during the full eclipse unless I leave early. In India the eclipse will follow the following timescale:

18:21 Wed, 31 Jan
Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts – completely red moon. Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-northeast.

18:59 Wed, 31 Jan
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.

19:37 Wed, 31 Jan
Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.

20:41 Wed, 31 Jan
Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.

I wonder if I can carry the telescope to the Office. ๐Ÿ™‚ If that is not possible then I just might leave early from work and log back on later in the night. Hopefully I won’t have any late evening face to face meetings tomorrow.

The last eclipse I had folks over at my place for a get together for moon-watching and if this was over the weekend or later in the day then I would have done the same again. But…

Will try to take some good pics and share them. This is all for now. Will post more later.

– Suramya

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