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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 - 8:21
Supermoon and Blue moon to appear after 151 years
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For the first time since 1866, three lunar events will coincide on the same day.

A blood moon total lunar eclipse, a super moon and a blue moon will all be visible tonight(Jan.31) at moon rise in the eastern horizon after 6.15.

When two full moons fall on the same month the second full moon is called the blue moon.

Size and brightness of the full moons on poya days vary slightly from month to month because of the non-circular but elliptical shape of the Moon’s orbit around the Earth,  with the closest distance between the Moon to the Earth being about 50,000 km closer than the furthest distance.

As a result, the moon will appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter than full moons observed in the past.

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