Choose what you call this phenomenon. Red-blue Moon, purple, bloody ... Get ready for January 31 to meet something amazing.
Three separate celestial events will occur simultaneously on the indicated night, which is why a super-blue eclipse is formed. This astronomical rarity has not fallen out for 150 years.
The super-moon forms when the full moon, located closest to our planet in its orbit, becomes even bigger and brighter. On January 31, the moon will become full and blue for the second time.
In addition, you can expect a total lunar eclipse. But, unlike the Solar Eclipse of 2017, this event can no longer be so clearly observed from the United States. The best overview is provided to residents of Central and East Asia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia. How does this happen? Light penetrates the atmosphere during the eclipse. At the same time blue bounces off the moon, and red is reflected. Because of the reddish hue, such a moon was called “bloody”.
If to argue from a scientific point of view, this event has no special significance. However, such eclipses, with their unusual appearance, attract ordinary people to science.