Super blue blood moon in Yanchep

The moon in Yanchep about 8pm on Wednesday, January 31. Picture: Anita McInnes

THE super blue blood moon on Wednesday, January 31 involved a partial eclipse from about 7.48pm with a total eclipse starting at 8.52pm and a total eclipse at starting at 9.30pm.

The total eclipse ended at 10.08pm and the partial eclipse finished at 11.11pm.

Super means when a full moon is at its closest point to the earth in its orbit.

Blue means the second full moon in a calendar month.

Blood moon is how the moon is described when it takes on a reddish-orange tint during a total lunar eclipse.

The interest in the super blue blood moon was because of the three lunar events happening at the same time.

In Australia the last super blue blood moon was 35 years ago.

The last super moon lunar eclipse was in September 2015.