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.
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.
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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The sun watches what I do,
But the moon knows all my secrets.
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LOOK: Nothing beats this view of the #SuperBlueBloodMoon as seen from Camalig in Albay. The red glow of lava flowing out of Mayon volcano matching the reddish orange moon. | via @raffytima pic.twitter.com/Nr7KY03P0l
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