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Watch: Blood moon rising in the UAE

Four separate lunar events unfolded on the same night for the first time in 150 years

  • The supermoon seen from Burj Al Arab, Dubai on January 31, 2018.Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/ Gulf News
  • Moon eclipse over Al Qasba area, Sharjah.Image Credit: Atiq ur Rehman/Gulf News
  • Residents gather to watch super moon lunar eclipse at Al Thuraya Astronomy Centre.Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News

A blood red super moon is rising across the world, the third super moon in a series that started in December last year. NASA is calling the series a 'super moon trilogy' and this lunar event is a first in 152 years.

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Supermoon video posted by Dubai's Crown Prince Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in his instagram page

Watch the moon rise with us. Huda Tabrez, our Community Web Editor is reporting live from the public viewing at Mushrif Park hosted by Al Thuraya Astronomy Centre. 

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Super Blue Blood Moon rises in Dubai!

Blood moon rising from Mushrif Park.

Hasan Al Hariri, chief executive of the Dubai Astronomy Group explains how the #SuperBlueBloodMoon rises

Gulf News is at Thuraya Astronomy Centre in Mushrif Park, Dubai.

Super Blue Blood Moon 101: Blood moon rising from different angles in space.


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Watch views of the #SuperBlueBloodMoon from multiple telescopes. Source: NASA

Blue Moon

Happens when two full moons occur in the same calendar month. January's first full moon happened on its first day and another one is scheduled on its last day, January 31st.

Supermoon

Where the moon appears seven per cent larger than an average full moon and 14 per cent bigger than a micro moon - happens when the moon is at a point in its elliptical orbit that is closest to earth called perigree. It is also 30 per cent brighter than the average moon.

Total Lunar Eclipse

Happens when the sun, earth and moon align and the Earth's umbra (the darker, central shadow) completely covers the moon. The Earth's atmosphere also blocks parts of the sunlight's spectrum, leaving only the longer wavelengths that give the Moon a reddish orange or blood red hue.

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