From the time the eclipse occurs during day time for Sri Lanka, only the latter part of this eclipse would be visible to us after sunset.
The total lunar eclipse, which can be seen from everywhere in India, begins at 5.20 pm with what is called the partial shadow or penumbra of the earth s shadow striking the moon, a release from the centre said. The first is any time a second full moon occurs in a single month.
These lunar events are not uncommon to see on their own, but it is extremely rare to see all three events take place together. To have both of these occur while our only natural satellite is at its closest point to us is quite rare.
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And fear not luna-tic's, Virtual Telescope will be streaming the event live for those of you unable to view it up close. For those living in the lower 48, the best viewing will take place in the west, so book a flight, set your Global Positioning System for a nice drive, or just long online, to see this lunar trifecta that will take place in just a few days. "[But] it won't be all that noticeable". Not only is the atmosphere smog free but after the recent snowfall the skies have become clearer offering an uninterrupted view.
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In the USA, the phenomenon will best be viewed in Alaska, the Hawaiian islands and the western states. In this week's case, the full moon Tuesday night will be about 7% larger and 14% brighter than the typical full moon. "But, during the early morning hours on Wednesday the color will change to dark red as the moon sets".
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The term blood moon comes from the sometimes copper red tint of the moon during a lunar eclipse. "The eclipse will be harder to see in the lightening pre-dawn sky, and the Moon will set after 7:00 a.m.as the Sun rises". Earlier than that the penumbral eclipse is occurring, which is a fairly dim shadow and so the moon will still look bright. For those in the Rockies, the show will start at 4:48 AM MST.
HR Madhusudhan, senior scientific officer at Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium said: "Lunar eclipses are best seen through the naked eye".
"The lunar eclipse on January 31 will be visible during moonset".
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For those living in North America, Alaska, or Hawaii, the eclipse will be visible before sunrise on January 31.