Here’s How The Super Blue Blood Moon Appeared Around The Earth After 152 Years

The much awaited “Supermoon” became visible on Wednesday a little later than expected, but when it did at around 7:10 pm, the enthusiastic stargazers in New Delhi relished the rare spectacle with a sense of awe.

A blue moon (a second full moon in a calendar month), a supermoon (when the moon is unusually close to Earth, making it bigger and brighter) and a blood moon (a moment during an eclipse when the moon appears red) will all coincide for the first time since 1866.

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The “Super Blue Blood Moon”, is a rare celestial triple treat. The sighting of a “Blue Moon” and a total lunar eclipse occurred in India for the first time after 1982.

SPACE India, a start-up focused on astronomy education and Astro-tourism services, organized events to observe the phenomenon at various locations across India.

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At India Gate, SPACE India used the Dobsonian telescope which gave a very clear and crisp view of the super moon.

The instrument allowed skywatchers to view the Moon 20 times bigger than it appears to the naked eye.

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