For the first time in 150 years, a blue moon total lunar eclipse will be visible in Sri Lanka tomorrow.
The celestial phenomenon will combine three separate lunar spectacles – a blue moon, a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse. Lunar eclipses are often dubbed ‘blood moons’ because of the way the moon glows with a reddish hue, while a blue moon occurs when two full moons rise in the same calendar month.
On Wednesday, the moon will be 223 thousand,068 miles from Earth, rather than the usual 238 thousand,855 miles, making it appear 14 percent larger.
The next blue moon total lunar eclipse won’t be until December 31, 2028, according to NASA. January 31 will mark the last in the space agency’s so-called ’Supermoon Trilogy’, the first of which rose at the start of December.