Missed Wednesday's super blue blood moon? Here's when to catch next one

Source: Xinhua| 2018-02-01 14:46:36|Editor: Chengcheng
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BEIJING, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Though the next "super blue blood moon" will not happen until 19 years from now, it does not mean we have to wait that long to see another lunar sighting as impressive as Wednesday's.

According to U.S. space agency NASA, a "super blood moon" will fall on Jan. 21, 2019. Though not a blue moon, the view will be just as spectacular, as a "blue moon" does not really bring any special lunar sighting, but merely refers to the second full moon in one calendar month.

When the next "super blood moon" happens, sky gazers across Americas, Europe and Africa will be able to see a total moon eclipse as well as a supermoon that is 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than its usual size.

The total eclipse will give the moon a reddish tint, known as a "blood moon."

If you are obsessed only with the lunar sighting of all three phenomena combined, you will have to wait until Jan. 31, 2037 for the next "super blue blood moon," according to NASA.