A new moon
may be invisible, but it's always a special time of the month for serious stargazers, with little moonlight in the sky leading up to and following a new moon
html) new moon
occurred Thursday afternoon when the moon
was zero percent illuminated.
Astronomer and Rizal Technological University professor Frank Kevin Martinez said the super blue blood moon
was seen in the country "because at this point, it is day time in other parts of the world, and they could only see a partial lunar eclipse.
The term "super moon
" refers to the point when the moon
is closest to Earth, making full moons
appear larger and brighter than usual.
January's first full moon
happened on its first day and another one is scheduled on its last day, January 31st .
An extremely rare celestial event will be taking over the UAE skies on January 31 - a 'Super Moon
Eclipse' will occur.
are rare lunar occurrences that involve a second full moon
on the same month.
The first full moon
for this year happened last Jan.
He also shared that two super- moon
will be visible this month; the next month will become visible on January 31.
He informed that an astrologer, Richard Nolle, coined the term super moon
over 30 years ago, but now many in astronomy use it as well.
They appear in mid October when the moon
is not only full but rising only 30 to 35 minutes later every day instead of the usual 50 minutes.
Planetary scientists suspect that some of Saturn's moons
may be only 100 million years old.