Moon lovers are you ready? The Super Blue Blood Moon is going to happen really soon and NASA Television will administer a live broadcast of this divine extravaganza.
NASA will cover this event for anyone who likes to witness it. Hawaii and Alaska have the best spots, together with Canadian Yukon, Asia and Australia. Western US and Russia also will be watching the amazing sight.
On the other hand, Latin America and Africa will not be able to see the show. Thus, they can tune into NASA’s live broadcast of it.
If everything goes by the planned, NASA will stream sights from various prevalence positions placed at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California; Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles; and the University of Arizona’s Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory.
This is a really unique and rare cosmic event. It combines a supermoon, blue moon and a lunar eclipse, all at the same time.
A blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month. And namely, this time it appears to match with moon’s trajectory or the point of the orbit in which our satellite is closest to the Earth. This makes the Moon appear larger and brighter than ever.
Total eclipse added, it is called Super Blue Blood Moon because it has a reddish color, something that makes us remember it even better.
Officially, NASA names this event as a lunar trifecta. The first Super Blue Blood Moon happened in 1982 and it won’t happen again until 2037.
The lunar eclipse happens when the sun, the Earth, and the moon are ideally arranged and the shadow of the planet is transmitted to its satellite.
According to Noah Petro from the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, while this event lasts, the temperature on the lunar surface will fall to 38 degrees.
Therefore, scientists are ready to measure the drop in temperature on the Moon’s surface.
Mr. Petro is leading the “Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter”, a spaceship orbiting the Moon ever since 2009. He and his crew will take proper regards their craft doesn’t low its temperature during the event.