Rare lunar event visible from Dominica

A supermoon was seen in Dominica in September 2015. Photo: Chad Ambo/Ambo Visuals

Early Wednesday morning a rare lunar event, a super blue moon will unfold over the night sky and will be seen right here in Dominica.

In other parts of the world, the event is more dramatic, with a super blue blood moon visible in the sky.

So, what do all those adjectives attached to the moon mean?

A supermoon occurs when the full moon moves closer to the earth in its orbit than usual, making it about 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than full Moons that are the farthest away from Earth, according to NASA.

Blue moon is the phrase given when a full moon takes place twice in one calender month. This doesn’t happen very often since full Moons roughly happen every 29.5 days. January began with a full Moon on the 1st and there will be another one on the 31st.

What will be seen here in Dominica is the second full Moon in January with that Moon moving closer to the earth in its monthly orbit.

A super blue blood moon takes place when the above conditions are met combined with a lunar eclipse. During the eclipse, the moon appears red, hence a super blue blood moon.

Unfortunately, the eclipse won’t be visible here in Dominica but can be seen in North America, Hawaii, Alaska, parts of the Middle East, among other countries.

A supermoon, combined with a lunar eclipse, was visible in Dominica in September 2015.

NASA will be streaming the entire event live.

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8 Comments

  1. analy thomas
    January 30, 2018

    “A rare lunar event, a super blue moon will unfold” again, a super blue blood moon will occur. So many signs and wonders happening so frequently…… NASA wants us to go out there, take pictures and enjoy!
    While we do this, remember: Psalm 104:19
    He made the moon for the seasons; The sun knows the place of its setting
    Acts 2:20
    ‘THE SUN WILL BE TURNED INTO DARKNESS AND THE MOON INTO BLOOD, BEFORE THE GREAT AND GLORIOUS DAY OF THE LORD SHALL COME
    I am not saying that The Lord will be coming tomorrow because i do not know, but i do know that seasons are changing particularly in this last era as of in the book of Daniel.
    My message is to always be ready by seeking God’s face in prayer, fasting, and obedience. Everyday we live without God, we are blindly gambling our future!
    People, this planet is not our home! Our home is where we will spend our eternity… Remember that!
    God is looking with open arms to accept ANYONE who wants to come to Him.
    Glory to God!

    • Man bite dogs
      January 31, 2018

      Analy Thomas, Boy you people came straight out of a comic book!!!!

      • analy thomas
        January 31, 2018

        I have nothing to prove. His very word is proof.
        He has taught me to love my enemies and do good to those who persecute me.
        Praise His Holy name

  2. DERPA
    January 30, 2018

    We can see the moon now? Thank GOD for Skerrit!

    • Nan
      January 30, 2018

      What is Skerrit’s relationship to this occurrence?

  3. lost
    January 30, 2018

    what time? you all don’t think the time is important DNO?

    ADMIN: NASA has not given an exact time only that it would be visible early on Wednesday.

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