A total lunar eclipse is dramatic, as the earth's shadow (umbra) completely covers the moon.
The celestial event will be seen from many countries, including India, Russia, Australia, China and Thailand.
The Dubai Astronomy Group will be holding an event for the UAE residents to witness the celestial event on January 31 at the Al Thuraya Astronomy Centre, where people can do naked eye observation, telescopic observation, astro-photography opportunity of the eclipse for public, presentation, talk and question and answer session followed by planetarium show and astro-cinema. The lunar disc will appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than normal. And, unlike a solar eclipse, no special glasses are required.
Researchers like Rick Elphic, a planetary scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, plan to monitor the eclipse from the ground and from the skies to gain valuable insight into the moon's geological features.
Space observers and photo enthusiasts are equally excited about the event. So about every 2½ years, a second full moon, or blue moon, occurs in a calendar month, Testin said.
December's full moon, traditionally known as the "cold moon", marked the first and only supermoon of 2017. This exceedingly dramatic name is given to the full moon during a total lunar eclipse. Such a moon is known as blood moon. Since the Moon's orbit is elliptical, one side (apogee) is about 30,000 miles (50,000 km) farther from Earth than the other (perigee).
THE Sunshine Coast is about to bear witness to a one-in-150-year lunar event, as astronomical buffs across the world count down the hours and hope for clear weather ahead of the "super blue blood moon". This event will be worth a watch!
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Partial eclipse begins at 3:48 a.m.
Where the moon is covered by the Earth's shadow, known as the period of totality, it will last just over one and a quarter hours, according to EarthSky. The partial eclipse will end at 7.11pm. The observatory is one of the best equipped and best placed in Asia.
The last time a total lunar eclipse took place in Detroit was September 28, 2015.
And several times each year, the sun, Earth and moon line up in a straight line.
When a full moon occurs at its perigee, it is called a supermoon.
The final phases of the eclipse will not be visible in the United States because the moon will have set and sunrise will occur around 7:45 a.m. Omaha time. Hence, on 31 January, along with the lunar eclipse, Supermoon, a Blue moon will also occur.
"If people are having to get up for work or school, or if they're willing to get up, then this is very democratic - anyone can just go outside and look for the moon".