Viewers from around the world will witness the last bloodmoon of the year, this evening, starting in the late evening and lasting until morning.
Remember all of those teasing and sometimes tedious horror movies when someone yammered about some bygone prophecy that will be fulfilled on the first night of the Bloodmoon? It filled us with fright and anticipation, we we’re equally in awe and mesmerized at the perspective of seeing a gigantic moon on the night sky. Tremors ran down your spine when you heard the wind whispering of unknown dangers lurking out there, in the dark. Setting aside the romantic considerations of such an event, this should not be missed
This event should not be missed because it is rather a rare one. Apart from the jaundice-yellowish moon, there will even be a lunar eclipse occurring at the same time. So, basically, we will be looking at a Bloodmoon supermoon, that will come to give us one last performance this year. According to astronomers, this will be that last time we can observe such a fascinating event this year, the next one will be occurring in October 2016.
Grab your eye gear and your coffee, because nature is going to give you a rare show tonight. The astronomical event will start somewhere this evening and will last till the early morning of the 27th. This was the sixth super moon occurring this year alone, the fifth one being a super rare, and fascinating Bloodmoon supermoon. So, if you by chance miss the event set in motion for this evening, you will have to wait until next year to admire a Bloodmoon.
Being the last Bloodmoon of the year, this event is to attract astronomy fans from all over the world who will be setting up their gear in order to capture this rare moment.
Now, as to what the term of “supermoon” refers to, we have a series of theories. Although the term employed to describe the astronomical event is quite young, it nevertheless has its merits. Richard Nolle, an astronomer, employed this term, roughly 30 years ago to describe moon’s position towards Earth. A supermoon occurs when a full moon or a new moon is near Earth, given its position on Earth’s orbit.
In traditional astronomy, this event was called perigee new moon and it described basically the same thing, but Nolle’s tackling of semantics gave the term a whole new twist, not only for the scientific community but for all astronomy fans out there.
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