NO, IT IS NOT A BLOOD MOON 31. January 2018!
I wish these people would stop mixing mysticism with science. If you're going to mix spiritual mysticism with scientific explanation, you should at least get the mysticism part right.
Early Pagans coined the phrase "Blood Moon" to signify the full moon phases of the Fall Harvest. Over time, that's the full Moon of the First Solstice or the first full moon of the First Harvest, known as the harvest moon. For most Pagans, that's the Full Moon in October, if you're in the Northern Hemisphere.
If the full moon fell red at any other time of the year, it was referred to as "Blood on the Moon," which refers to a foreboding omen of danger. And just because modern Pagans recognize the Blood Moon as a special spiritual time, it does not mean the scientific cause of why it appears.
Modern pagans know how to combine spiritual mysticism and science, honoring both sides of the coin. They are not in conflict with each other. They're part of the same coin and support each other. After all Metaphysics is a term that defines the understanding of physics beyond physics.
Physics is the understanding of the observed world. Metaphysics is the understanding of the unseen world. We do not see these as opposites. But rather extensions of each other. Now if we can appreciate the science, why can not modern-day reporters appreciate the mysticism that weaves its way into scientific observances!