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Will we see the super blue blood moon in Suffolk?

PUBLISHED: 09:27 31 January 2018 | UPDATED: 09:27 31 January 2018

Find out when you can see the super blue blood moon in Suffolk. Picture: DAVID MIRZOEFF/PA WIRE

Find out when you can see the super blue blood moon in Suffolk. Picture: DAVID MIRZOEFF/PA WIRE

A super blue blood moon is set to light up the sky this evening for the first time in 150 years.

The January 31 full moon will be about 14% bigger than usual and the second full moon of the month.

According to NASA the super blue moon will pass through the Earth’s shadow to give viewers in the right location a total lunar eclipse.

As the moon is in the Earth’s shadow it will take on a reddish tint, known as a “blood moon.”

Unfortunately the UK will not be able to see the full effect of the super blue blood moon as the eclipse will occur during the daytime at around 1.30pm.

However, we will be able to see the super blue moon this evening.

Richard Jones, a weather forecaster for Weather Quest, said: “The first part of the evening will be the best time to try and see the super blue moon in Suffolk. Between 5pm and 7pm is when the moon will be at its largest and low in the sky.”

There are clear spells forecasted for this time but then later on in the evening cloud builds up from the north.

Mr Jones added: “With clear skies it should look quite impressive, but look this evening rather than tonight as it will get cloudy.”

If you manage to catch a glimpse of the super blue moon email your pictures to us here.

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