Super blood wolf moon eclipse coming on January 20th - 21st

Cristina Cross
December 29, 2018

For one, there's an aggregate lunar overshadowing, otherwise called a Blood Moon. No, it's not a death metal band - it's a rare lunar phenomenon that will occur on January 20.

In the early hours of January 21, there will be a super blood wolf moon eclipse.

A lunar eclipse causes the moon's appearance to change as it enters Earth's shadow, according to Space.com. A supermoon is when the satellite is to the closest point from the Earth during its elliptical orbit.

According to National Geographic, this will be the last total lunar eclipse until May, 26. Since the Sun's light will be falling on the moon during the rotation, it will appear reddish. The Earth's shadow will cause the moon to have a dark red color, hence the "blood" part of the name.

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In the US, the full total eclipse will begin at 11:41 p.m. EST on Jan 20 and will last until 12:53 a.m.in the morning of Jan 21 as the moon passes through the full shadow of the Earth.

For three hours and 17 minutes next month, the moon will look red thanks to the total lunar eclipse.

According to the latest reports, the eclipse will also be visible to much of Europe and Western Africa, but it will unfortunately not be visible to people in India, China, and Australia. Nearly all the people who are living in Canada and United States will get an awesome chance to witness such a particular eclipse which will be followed by the clear skies. It's called the "wolf moon" and is named after the howling wolves. Wolves are said to breed during the months of January and February, so they are more active and communicate by howling. The event will start at 9:36PM and the total eclipse will start at 11:41PM in the Eastern time zone, ultimately ending a little before 3AM ET.

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