ISLAMABAD: Stargazers in major parts of Pakistan witnessed the so-called super blue blood Moon where Earth s shadow bathes our satellite in a coppery hue.
People in North America, the Middle East, Hawaii, Russia, India, and Australia and other countries also had the chance to witness the rare occurrence that was last seen many years ago.
The last “super blue blood Moon” occurred on December 30, 1982, when it was seen in Europe, Africa and western Asia. For North America, the last time was in 1866.
Chief of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) called it a historical moment because it is a coincidence when blue moon, red moon and full lunar eclipse took place at the same time and on the same date which was last time seen in 1866.
The celestial show is the result of the sun, Earth, and Moon lining up perfectly for a lunar eclipse just as the Moon is near its closest orbit point to Earth, making it appear “super” large.