First, it is the third in a series of “supermoons,” which is when the Moon is closer to Earth in its orbit and is about 14% brighter than usual. Second, it is also the second full moon of the month, commonly known as a “blue moon.” The super blue moon passed through Earth’s shadow to give viewers in the right location a total lunar eclipse. While the Moon is in Earth’s shadow, it will take on a reddish tint, known as a “blood moon.”
The Meteorological Department of Bangladesh reported that the phenomenon was visible in Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Barisal, Khulna and Mymensingh.Not just in Bangladesh, the rare lunar event was visible from almost all around the world. Africa and Europe, however, missed this event. The next time this will happen is in 2037. “The supermoon is wonderful because you get to see this slightly larger, brighter moon in the night sky, but it’s really the eclipse that’s going to obscure the supermoon… the brightness will change to that beautiful rusty red colour that people are accustomed to seeing during lunar eclipse,” said NASA Moon Scientist Noah Petro to the Space.com.