2018 will be a heavenly year: there will be another moon of blood, another blue moon, and a partial solar eclipse

This January 31 we had an amazing phenomenon: the supermoon of blood. But many of us did not see it live. However, we will have the possibility of taking a rematch, with all the astronomical phenomena that will be in this 2018.


To start the year, we had the famous blood moon of January 31, which was also the super moon and blue moon. But this is not the only one, we will also have a solar eclipse quite close on February 15, although it will be solar. This partial solar eclipse will be seen only in South America, as in Uruguay or parts of Chile and Argentina.

After that, we will have to wait until July, when, during day 15, a new partial solar eclipse affects the Earth. However, it will only be visible in the southern part of Australia.


Julio will undoubtedly be an astronomical month: on the 27th we will have a new moon of blood when a lunar eclipse affects the whole Earth, except North America.


Finally, on August 11, there will be another partial solar eclipse, which will be visible this time in northern Asia and northern North America, as in some areas of Canada and Greenland.


Also, there will be other interesting phenomena, in addition to those already mentioned. To begin, let’s remember the month of January: on the 1st there was a full moon that was also supermoon, which started an amazing year like 2018, at least in astronomical terms.


In addition, on January 31 there was a phenomenon that had not occurred for 152 years, an event that we only see once in a lifetime: we had a blue moon, super moon and blood moon in the same night also called blood super moon blue.


In this same line, February will also be a different month, given that we will not have Full Moon, a phenomenon that only occurs once every 19 years, because of the differences between the lunar calendar and the terrestrial calendar. For this same phenomenon, March will have a blue moon like January; that is, two full moons in the same month, on dates 2 and 31.


On the other hand, we will have in April the so-called Lyrid star shower. When the Earth crosses the remains of the comet Thatcher, in its sky you can see a shower of stars, also known as meteor showers. This will happen from April 16 to 25, especially on the nights of the 22nd and the 23rd.

Also, we will have a shower of stars in May known as Halley’s tears. This meteor shower will be caused by the transit of the Earth through the remains of the famous Halley comet.


Now speaking of August, we will have, on the 12th and 13th of that month, the Perseid star shower. Also, on October 2, the shower of Orionid stars, also caused by the remains of Halley’s Comet.


Finally, between November 17 and 18, we will have the Leonid star shower. And in December, as every year, between 7 and 17, the amazing shower of Geminid stars.