Watch a rare ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ eclipse

A rare celestial treat awaits sky-gazers on Wednesday (Jan 31) when a total lunar eclipse occurs during a blue moon and a super moon. The eclipse will last for over an hour and will be in full view in the US, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia and Thailand, and in partial view in India. People in Ireland and rest of Europe and Africa will be able to watch the event only partially. A blue moon, the second full moon in the same calendar month, will rise above the horizon. It will coincide with a super moon when it moves unusually closer to earth, looks 14% bigger and three times brighter. During the eclipse, a blood moon with a reddish glow will appear. The last time the three lunar events coincided was in 1866.