What The Hell Is A Super Blue Blood Moon? Science And Astrology Explain

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So the Super Blue Blood Moon is here — here to spin you out over Mercury retrograde, guide us to aliens, trigger the zombie apocalypse, that knows. Well —   what we do know is it is a rare event (this is the very first time it’s happened since 1866) where three-dimensional phenomena happen in exactly the exact same time. The ‘supermoon’ is when the moon is at or near its closest point on the earth, the blue sky is the second full moon in a month, along with the blood moon signifies the earth’s red-tinted shadow casts about the moon itself during an eclipse.

According to Matthew Bothwell, an astronomer at Cambridge University’s Institute of Astronomy, there is not actually that much scientific research to be obtained out of this event, nevertheless rare —  there’s no “unnatural significance at all”.

“A ‘blood’ moon is most likely the most fascinating from an astronomy point of view, even though they are quite common and there’s nothing we really learn from them, research-wise.”

“While there’s not science we could learn from now, it is a terrific chance to get folks interested in astronomy,” says Bothwell. “I think the best thing that would come out of the event would be getting visitors to have an interest in the interesting things in the night sky.”


The kinda frightening name of this triple lunar eclipse is also a bit of a cop-out —  it is noted that ‘super moons’ happen three or four times a year, out of 12-13 total moons, so they are quite ordinary. The dimensions of a ‘maximoon’ will be more demanding too, at only 7 percent bigger and 15 percent brighter than that which we typically see in the sky. The ‘superb moon’ expression was first brought into discourse from Richard Nolle, an astrologer, in 1979. It grew in popularity once the 2011 Japan earthquake has been linked into the lunar eclipse.

The ‘blue’ moon’s title is based from London slang, rather than science, first founded in 1821 from Pierce Egan at  Real Life in London. ‘Blood’ moon also is not a strictly science-based title, also is located in biblical prophecy — even  the crimson moon is supposed to be an omen for the conclusion of occasions from the Book of Joel.

One of the latest studies on the way the place of the moon influences our sleep discovered that “total moons were correlated with more times to fall asleep, decreased sleep efficiency, and less overall sleep time” It is not totally understood why however —  whether it is environmental and to do with the lunar relationship with the tides or our internal biological rhythm, nobody really knows yet.

According to Tim O’Brien, a professor of Astrophysics at the University of Manchester, There Might Be something to learn in the phenomena.   At a bit for its  Chat, he writes the sunlight reflected on the moon during an eclipse may reveal other planets orbiting stars. He writes “biosignatures like ozone, oxygen or methane” that show up in the event’s air may “give away the presence of extraterrestrial life”.

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A great deal of people are saying the Blood Moon and Eclipse and Blue Moon and Super Moon all happening on exactly the exact same day may have impacts on certain types of individual behavior but that I feel perfectly ordinary kill all guys.

— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) January 31, 2018

Circling back into the science we all care most about —  just like what ice cream flavour best fits me personally as a Gemini — astrology has some things to provide regarding the Super Blue Blood Moon as well. Eclipses shows, or are emblematic of change . So maybe that means share a secret, be brave, make a huge jump.

According to  the Astro Twins, a celestial event like this is super powerful. It is in Leo — a sign that reflects “imagination, glamour, love, and fertility”. “Many of us will be ‘giving birth’ in this powerful lunation and viewing that our attempts come to light in a daring and attention-getting manner,” they write on MBG. This event retains a lot astrological energy too, that its effects on star signs should last for “three times”.

The moon also locates us in the center of this “Leo-Aquarius axis” eclipses. The Astro Twins detail that minutes of bravery shown in the #MeToo movement characterise the strength represented by both indications. “This eclipse continues to embolden us to show what has been concealed — and enable others by example,” they write.

Astrologer Chad Woodward on Mystic Mamma writes that it is a moment to say “creative power”, as well as planets Venus and Jupiter in tow, there’s energy supplied for partying too. Nevertheless, he warns that “on the top displays of egotism” should be avoided: “Undeserved pride may cause humiliating downfalls”.

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What are scientists and astrologers agree on? It is not all about the super trendy, ominous-looking moons that will point us towards aliens, but the moons you meet on the way.