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posted by janrinok on Friday January 05 2018, @06:28PM   Printer-friendly
from the still-waiting-for-the-hyper-ultra-mega-turbo-moon dept.

According to a report at, The moon is about to do something it hasn't done in more than 150 years:

Three separate celestial events will occur simultaneously that night, resulting in what some are calling a super blue blood moon eclipse. The astronomical rarity hasn't happened for more than 150 years.

A super moon, like the one visible on New Year's Day, is the term for when a full moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, appearing bigger and brighter than normal.

On Jan. 31, the moon will be full for the second time in a month, a rare occasion—it happens once every two and a half years—known as a blue moon.

To top it off, there will also be a total lunar eclipse. But unlike last year's solar eclipse, this sky-watching event isn't going to be as visible in the continental United States. The best views of the middle-of-the-night eclipse will be in central and eastern Asia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia, although Alaska and Hawaii will get a glimpse, too.

For the rest of the U.S., the eclipse will come too close to when the moon sets for the phenomenon to be visible.

Because of the way the light filters through the atmosphere during an eclipse, blue light is bounced away from the moon, while red light is reflected. The eclipsed moon's reddish color earned it the nickname blood moon.

Super blue blood moon?

So, an extremely noble or socially prominent moon? ;)

I wonder what differences, if any, there would be in the appearance of the Earth from a person standing on the moon, compared to a "normal" full moon?

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 06 2018, @08:48AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 06 2018, @08:48AM (#618682)

    Fucking idiot. Flat earth? THERE IS NO GLOBAL THEN!! If there is anything global about the earth, that blows your flat earth away. Fucking idiot. It should be against the law for people to speak, or write, if they don't understand the words they use. Go back to your cave, and practice grunting. Give it a couple million years, you might be ready to join Modern Man again. Geeez, stupid people. They walk among us, and you can't recognize them until they speak!!

  • (Score: 3, Touché) by maxwell demon on Saturday January 06 2018, @01:14PM

    by maxwell demon (1608) on Saturday January 06 2018, @01:14PM (#618738) Journal

    Err … I'm pretty sure a function defined on a flat Euclidean plane can have a global maximum.

    The Tao of math: The numbers you can count are not the real numbers.
  • (Score: 2) by realDonaldTrump on Sunday January 07 2018, @07:15AM

    by realDonaldTrump (6614) on Sunday January 07 2018, @07:15AM (#619041) Homepage Journal

    Global means they're everywhere. Like the ones who knocked down the World Trade Center. The 7-11 attack. It wasn't one guy. It was many, many guys. And thousands of Muslims celebrated. DISGUSTING!