Super Blue Blood Moon



  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Credit: Benjamin Doolittle
  • Camera: NIKON D7100
  • Taken: 31 January, 2018
  • Copyright: DoolittleProductions
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 300mm
  • ISO: 320
  • Shutter speed: 1/800s

A supermoon is a full moon at its closest point to Earth during its orbit, according to Space.com. While the supermoon will look larger and give off more light on January 31 than a regular full moon, the difference can be hard to spot with the naked eye.

But the upcoming supermoon will be extra special because it is also a blue moon — the second full moon in a calendar month — and a blood moon, a moon which occurs during a lunar eclipse.

But the upcoming supermoon will be extra special because it is also a blue moon — the second full moon in a calendar month — and a blood moon, a moon which occurs during a lunar eclipse.

Because the January 31 supermoon is occurring during a lunar eclipse and is also a blue moon and a blood moon, it is being called a “super blue blood moon.”

The upcoming supermoon is the third of 2018 and will complete the “supermoon trilogy,” according to NASA. The last two supermoons occurred on January 1 and December 3.