First blue supermoon lunar eclipse in 150 years coming in January 31

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Unlike the other two bits of the stunning lunar night, this part will only be visible to some parts of the world, since it depends on the alignment of the moon, sun and the Earth. What makes the super moon also a blue moon is the ideal, dual timing of the second full moon of the month (a blue moon) - a rare occurrence in itself - and the moment when the moon is closest to Earth in its orbit, making it appear bigger and brighter than usual.

A so-called supermoon is seen at the finish of a lunar eclipse behind an Orthodox church in Turets, Belarus, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. The last lunar eclipse took place in September 2015, but not of the supermoon variety which happened in 1866 allegedly. Central and eastern Asia, Indonesia, New Zealand and most of Australia will get a fine view of this moon show in the evening sky.

Alaska, Hawaii and parts of western USA will experience the full eclipse. As per reports, moon's lower half shall be visible brighter than the upper half.

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January 31's full moon just squeezes into the same month, turning it "blue".

Unfortunately, the total lunar eclipse will only be visible by select U.S-based viewers. The loyal satellite appears about 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a full moon at its furthest point from Earth, according to NASA.

The two full moons this month are both supermoons.

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So, the upcoming eclipse on January 31 will be the first total eclipse of a Blue Moon in almost 152 years!

A supermoon takes place when a full moon is at or near its closest point to Earth in its orbit. Firstly, the moon will be full for the second time in this month.

The next total lunar eclipse of a blue moon is said to occur on 31 December, 2028. As sunlight is filtered through the Earth's atmosphere it creates a glowing reddish hue on the surface of the moon. Monday, our lunar companion reaches an extreme perigee distance of 221,559 miles. These rare events also provide the scientists a chance to study the celestial elements closely.

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