The Next Super Blue Blood Moon

How often do you get to see a super moon, which also happens to be a blue moon, and a blood moon, all at the same time?

Just so you know:

A super moon is when the moon is particularly closest to Earth appearing larger than usual – about 20-30% larger, like lifting a 5-peso coin (or USD quarter) in the sky, especially during the start of its ascent to the sky.

A blue moon is a second full moon in one month (yes normally we just get one).

A blood moon is basically the effect of a lunar eclipse, caused by the sun scattering sunlight, similar to the redness of sunset, then bounced off the moon making it appear red.

The chances of all 3 happening all together at once is very rare. The last one happened 152 years ago. But don’t fret! The next one can happen in this same lifetime. Just be alive by January 31, 2037! Yup! That’s the Next Super Blue Blood Moon. Pretty cool. From all these 3 occurrences-in-one though, I’d say the lunar eclipse (blood moon) is the best of em.

Lunar eclipses aren’t rare though – more like uncommon. It happens once in a while and you’re bound to have a couple exposures in your life. But if you want to make the most of it, be sure to be AWAY FROM THE CITY.

In fact, we have one coming this July 27, 2018. It’s going to be visible in most parts of Asia, Australia, Africa, and Europe. If you live in Northern America, you’ll get one by next year, which also happens to be a supermoon – January 21, 2019.

The next Blue Blood Moon (not super)? We have a date! It’s going to be a New Year’s Eve Blue Blood Moon happening on December 31, 2028 visible to practically everywhere! Talk about making it a cool bang to end the year.

This photo was taken during my stay in Club Punta Fuego in Nasugbu Batangas. The place is dark at night, away from the nightlights of the town proper, and farther away from the light signatures of Metro Manila, making the moon as visible as possible, with stars and more heavenly bodies revealed as the night sky darkens due to the lunar eclipse. Be sure to bring a tripod! I would recommend anything by SLIK.

Photo captured with Canon 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon 16-35mm USM f2.8/L
Club Punta Fuego Nasugbu, Batangas
21:33 GMT+8 1/31/2018

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