On January 31, 2018, three events involving our moon will be taking place. Those events are a supermoon, a blue moon, and a total lunar eclipse.
This slide show (in two formats: PDF and PowerPoint) is an overview of all the events that will happen. It answers the following questions:
What type of orbit does the moon make around the earth?
What is apogee?
What is perigee?
What is a super moon?
What causes a super moon?
How much larger and brighter is a super moon?
How often does a super moon occur?
What is a blue moon?
What color is a blue moon?
How often does a blue moon occur?
What is a lunar eclipse?
What causes a lunar eclipse?
Why doesn’t a lunar eclipse happen every month?
What are the two parts of the earth’s shadow?
What are the seven stages of a total lunar eclipse?
What is a blood moon?
What causes a blood moon?
At what time can the lunar eclipse be viewed in each time zone of the U.S.?