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Blue moon lunar eclipse predicted to happen on 31st January

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jan 3, 2018, 2:51 pm IST
Updated : Jan 3, 2018, 2:54 pm IST

This rare phenomenon is expected to occur after 152 years and the next one is expected to come only around 2028.

This rare natural phenomenon is expected to take place on 31st January,2018. (Representational Image))
 This rare natural phenomenon is expected to take place on 31st January,2018. (Representational Image))

While 2017 was memorable for the people of the US as they got to witness a total solar eclipse, this year definitely gives us reasons to rejoice. A rare lunar eclipse is expected to happen on January 31st, 2018.

 This time around, only certain parts of the US will get to witness this phenomenon this time. There is expected to be a total lunar eclipse. And what makes it really special is that it's happening during a Blue Moon. The last time a similar event was witnessed in the 1866 and this natural phenomenon is expected to occur after a gap of almost 152 years.

According to the reports of  space.com, parts of US, Central and eastern Asia, Indonesia, New Zealand and parts of Australia will be able to witness the event. Also, Alaska, Hawaii and northwest Canada may experience the whole thing as well, but more eastern parts of North and Central America partially.

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