Why is it called Super Blood Moon?

Yesterday, Sunday the 20th of January, the moon was closest to Earth in its orbit during the full moon. This phenomenon is named Super Blood Moon because the moon looks slightly bigger and has a reddish hue on the night sky because of the total lunar eclipse.

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson refuses to use the adjective to describe it as “super” in one of his Star Talk shows and he makes a good point when describes a normal moon as 15 inch pizza and a super moon as a 16 inch pizza. Another interesting fact that he brought up is that a full moon does not have a higher tidal effect on Earth than any other phase of the moon.

In case you missed the Super Blood Moon, check out this video.

George Cristea-Matei

Owner & writer at iArtCool. Following different paths towards the road to self-discovery. I fix stuff, phones, computers, spacecrafts & jedi light sabers.

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