‘Super blue blood moon’ on January 31

31st January will be one of the most beautiful and dramatic nights. It will be a blood moon, a Supermoon and a total lunar eclipse – all on one night. NASA has referred to it as a super blue blood moon.

On the night the moon will appear larger and as much as 30 per cent brighter than normal. The second stunning event will be that it will be a blue moon, meaning it’s the second time there’s been a full moon in a month.

Incidentally the same night will see a lunar eclipse. That stunning event will lead to the moon turning a deep, rich red, a sight that has led to it being christened the “blood moon”. However the lunar eclipse will only be visible to some parts of the world, since it depends on the alignment of the moon, sun and the Earth.