World basks under a rare blood red sky

Eclipse 2018 map

A blue moon is the term given when a full moon appears twice in a calendar month.

The rare spectacle, visible to the naked eye, is said to be occurring for the first time since 1982, when a blue Moon and total lunar eclipse together was last visible to India.

"It is going to be a historic moment as it is a coincidence when blue moon, red moon and full lunar eclipse will take place at the same time and on the very same date", said PMD chief Dr Ghulam Rasul earlier while talking to The Express Tribune.

The handsome sight watched the convergence of three rare events coming together - supermoon, blue moon and total lunar eclipse - which happened for the first time in 150 years.

While the moon's gravity isn't as strong as the Earth's, it still requires a solid amount of thrust in order to get astronauts on their journey back home to Earth, and that means that anything unnecessary for the return flight has to be left behind.

The total lunar eclipse promptly began around 4:50 a.m in a cloudless sky.

Blue moon is a rare event and hence the oft-quoted phrase of a rare occurrence of any event is called "once in a Blue Moon".

The lunar eclipse started at 8:48 p.m. and reached totality at 10:29 p.m. Add a total eclipse, known as a blood moon for its red tint, and it was a lunar showstopper.

During the eclipse, red light is refracted around Earth's atmosphere.

"Dr Walker said that men 'end up having a lot more REM sleep, which has been associated with mood and emotion regulation".

The celestial event has given its name to the phrase "once in a blue moon" - which shows how infrequent it is.

He also noted that Aristotle used lunar eclipses to deduce the Earth was a sphere when it was commonly believed that the Earth was flat.

The optimum time to view the UK's super blue moon was around 12.40am on Thursday, February 1, when the moon was at its highest. Alay Jhaveri from Indian Astronomy Club has observed a good number of eclipses in the last 22 years of his career and he busts some myths. "At the Kengeri location, we got more than 800 people, including children, college students and parents", said Bharath Kumar, a member of the society that works to promote scientific temperament.

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