Blue Blood Moon Eclipse will be taking place on 31 January 2018. Its a Total Lunar Eclipse with a duration 76 minutes (totality). This will be the first time for over 150 years that a Total Lunar Eclipse will coincide with a Blue Moon, mainly in North America.
The second Full Moon in a Gregorian month is called as ‘Blue Moon’ and when it coincide with a Total Lunar Eclipse it becomes ‘Blue Blood Moon’. NASA has explained the event as a ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ since it occurs when the Moon is at its closest point to Earth.
This Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan) is – ‘Khagras Rahu Grastha Sampurna Chandra Grahanam’. It will take place in Pushya Nakshatra & Ashlesha Nakshatra and Karkataka Rashi. It occurs during Karka Lagna and Simha Lagna.
This Purna Chandra Grahan will be visible in USA, Mexico, Singapore, Bangladesh, India, Japan, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Australia, South Korea, Philippines, Russia and many more countries. Since this Sampurna Chandra Grahanam will be visible in India all the rituals associated with Chandra Grahan can be followed.