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Super Blood Moon, when the moon is at its closest point to Earth in its orbit.
According to eclipse experts, the event marks the first time anyone on Earth has seen this celestial trifecta in 35 years—and the first time it’s been seen in the Americas in 150 years.
The nearly full moon will reach its closest point to Earth at 6 a.m. ET (11:00 UT) on January 30,
when the moon will be just under 223,069 miles from our planet. This means the full moon on the 31st will appear about seven percent bigger and 14 percent brighter than usual.
Source : https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/01/super-blue-blood-moon-explained-space-astronomy-science/