Set your reminders for 31st January as you are less than 48 hours away from a rare celestial event . Stargazers would be able to see a super moon ,blue moon and blood moon (super blue blood moon) simultaneously .The event is so rare that it last occurred back in the year 1866 around 150 years, so more reason not to miss the event and here’s more you can experince this event from anywhere around the world all you need to do is step outside and gaze at the night sky.
What are the terms blue, super and blood moon ?
“Blue moon” occurs when a full moon occurs in the same month twice, which happens around every two years. “Super moon” occurs when the full moon coincides with the perigee ( closest point to earth 48,280 km) due to this event the moon appears 14% larger then it’s usual size .”Blood moon” is the phenomenon whereby the moon in total eclipse appears reddish in colour as it is illuminated by sunlight filtered and refracted by the earth’s atmosphere. So when all the events fuse together we get a ” super blue blood moon”.
How to get best pictures ?
- Stay away from bright lights
- Try and pick a spot marked by interesting buildings or trees so the moon shows up in comparison
- Keep the flash off
- If you’re using your phone use your finger to focus the camera on where the moon is
- The moon is actually moving so for a clear picture use an app that has a quick shutter speed
- Tripods, zoom lenses and all the extra bits aren’t really needed but will help keep you steady and get a better close-up