Super blood wolf moon happening January 20

Pablo Tucker
December 29, 2018

It's also known as umbra eclipse given the fact that the moon in its entirety comes under the darkest part of Earth's shadow called the umbra.

Why is it called the Super Blood Wolf Moon?

The rare lunar phenomenon will begin to appear on the night of the 20th and will slowly emerge into being just before midnight and continue as the calendar shifts to the 21st.

Basically, folks across the United States may be able to catch a glimpse of a super blood wolf moon eclipse.


According to Space.com, the full moon will become a red-orange color as it enters the Earth's shadow. Rare Celestial Event Combining Total Lunar Eclipse 2019 Predicts Apocalypse. Because the Earth blocks the sun from casting any light directly on the moon, it's only visible with indirect light filtered through the Earth's atmosphere.

If you keep track of such things, this will be the last time a lunar eclipse and a super moon occur at the same time until May 2021.

The rare lunar event will be visible in the sky across the United States starting late on January 20 and last into the early morning of January 21.

For three hours and 17 minutes next month, the moon will look red thanks to the total lunar eclipse. While the peak is expected to come at 12:16 a.m. EST on January 21, according to Space.com.


Here's a breakdown of this eclipse's wonderful name. The full month of January is referred as Wolf Moon. The first day of 2018 brought a wolf moon, which is a supermoon that showed up 14% bigger and 30% brighter than it usually is.

The name was coined because wolves tend to howl a lot during their breeding season in January and February.

The memorable event will likely to start at9.36 PM, and the total eclipse is said to start at 11.41 PM as per the Eastern Time Zone.


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