Wednesday, January 31, 2018. A very rare lunar event that happened 150 years ago will grace all horizons and skylines all over the world- the Super Blue Blood Moon.
This is what happens when a blue moon– the second full moon in a month; and a lunar eclipse– occurs only when the sun, Earth, and moon are aligned exactly with the Earth in the middle; combine with the moon at its closest point to earth.
In an ABS-CBN interview, Dario Dela Cruz, chief astronomer of PAG-ASA stated that the “super blue blood moon” can be seen for 2 hours, between 8:51 pm and 10:07 pm today.
“The greatest part of the eclipse will be seen at about 9:29 p.m. Ito ‘yung pinaka-center ng eclipse, ‘yung pinaka-mapula,” Dela Cruz said.
PAG-ASA’s chief astronomer also added that the very rare phenomenon can be seen anywhere in the Philippines if there will be good weather conditions and clear skies tonight, but that is slightly doubtful due to the cold front forecast expected until February 2.
To those who want to witness this event, it would be better to look for a higher spot with clear skies in the eastern side, make sure that there are no clouds and buildings obstructing the view.
PAG-ASA also revealed that the last super blue blood moon was observed in our country on December 30, 1982.