LUNAR ECLIPSE 2018 A total lunar eclipse will take place on January 31, 2018. The moon appears as copper/ blood moon, supermoon, perigee being on January 30. Additionally it is the first blue moon eclipse in 2018 The Blue Blood Supermoon Eclipse of January 2018 Begins: Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 18:07 (IST) Maximum: Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 18:59, 1.32 Magnitude Ends: Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 21:38 Duration: 3 hours, 31 minutes Visible at: East Lunar Eclipse: A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes within Earth's umbra (shadow). Copper Moon or Blood Moon: During a total lunar eclipse the moon can turn a deep red, sometimes called a “copper moon” or “blood moon”. Blue Moon: The traditional term is referred to an "extra" moon. A year normally has 12 moons, has come with 13 instead (the second full moon to occur within the calendar month). Super Moon: It is a full (or new) Moon approximately coincided with the closest distance that reaches to Earth in its elliptical orbit with earth, moon and sun are all in a line. The moon's diameter will appear about 7 percent larger than average. Due to the moon's elliptical orbit, its distance from Earth varies by about 12 percent, bringing it closer (perigee) and farther (apogee) during every 27.3 day circuit of Earth. The moon runs through its phases on a separate cycle of 29.5 days. From time to time, the two cycles synchronize for a few months, allowing the moon to be full while near perigee, causing it to be up to 30 percent brighter and 7 percent larger than average. The three full moons in December 2017 and January 2018 are all supermoons. Viewing the Lunar eclipse is completely safe One can see with naked eye … Enjoy the rare phenomena of the nature…