On 31 January 2018, a cosmic phenomenon known as a “super blue blood moon” occurred, and was seen across the world for the first time in 152 years. According to Space.com, what basically happened is a lunar eclipse took place while there was a Blue Moon (the second full moon in a month). It was also during the second “supermoon” of 2018, which is when the moon is closer to Earth than normal. This causes the moon to appear about 14% larger(CNN) and brighter than usual. To top it off, the supermoon passed through Earth’s shadow, which caused the moon to possess a coppery-glow.

The super blue blood moon was visible to Asia, Australia, and parts of Russia when the moon was rising, and early in the morning in North America when the sun was rising. The special moon could not be seen, however, in Western Europe, or most of South America and Africa.

According to Space.com, “The next Super Blue Blood Moon won’t happen until Jan. 31, 2037, and it will be visible in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and parts of Africa.”

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