Nearby perigee full moons appear about 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than full moons that occur near apogee in the moon's orbit, NASA reported. Anyone who looks at it then will, accordingly, be seeing a blue moon.
You can find the template and instructions here. This 36 light year distant red giant will appear glide very close to the unlit side of the lunar disk.
A total lunar eclipse happens when the moon enters the darkest part of the earth's shadow, called the umbra.
Here in eastern Canada, we will get to witness the handsome partial, beginning stages of the lunar eclipse before moonset occurs near sunrise.
An incredibly rare lunar phenomenon will take place in the skies at the end of this month - a Supermoon, a blood moon and a total lunar eclipse, all in the same night.
We love this NASA Moon Phases Calendar because it tells you what phase the moon will be in on a particular date, as well as what time of day you can see Earth's satellite and in which direction.
The space agency is calling the night a "super blue blood moon". This hasn't happened in North America for 150 years.
Thus, this full moon presented the closest - and thereby the largest and brightest - supermoon for all of 2018.
A blue moon has nothing to do with colour but instead is the name given to the second full moon in a single month.
Anyone heading out the evening before the eclipse, on January 30, will be greeted by a stunningly bright full moon rising in the east soon after sunset.