Weather permitting, a rare celestial treat will be visible tonight as three lunar phenomena come together in the eclipse today.
A blue moon(a second full moon in a calendar month), a super moon (when the moon is unusually close to earth, making it bigger and brighter) and a blood moon ( an eclipse in which moon momentarily appears red) will all coincide in a rare lunar eclipse, for the first time since 1866.
When Will It Appear
In India, the eclipse will begin around 5.18 pm. Total eclipse will occur at 6.21 pm and will remain thus till 7.37 pm. After the totality, moon will slowly emerge from shadows of the earth and a partial phase of the eclipse will begin around 8.41 pm. And if clouds don’t cover, you can see the rare blue blood moon any time then.
How to see it ?
No binoculars or telescope needed, just look up at the sky with naked eyes !
If you Miss it
Chances of clouds obscuring the sky is high, in which case there are several groups livestreaming it including The Virtual Telescope and University of Western Sydney.