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Super Blue Blood Moon can be seen on January 31st

bluemoonThe January sky is to host the first blue moon of the year tomorrow evening, January 31st. The first full moon happened as the year began, and the second full moon in the month is about to arrive – making it a blue moon.

Also this full moon will be happening very close to the moon’s perigee (closest in orbit to the earth) so it has been labelled a super moon as it’s 15,000 miles closer to earth, appearing about 14% larger and 30% brighter than when at its apogee.

The mixture of a blue moon, a supermoon and a blood moon is rare, but is called a Super Blue Blood Moon but this blood designation will only be visible in areas of the world that will