A 'super blood wolf moon eclipse' is happening this weekend


A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon, Earth and sun line up with us being in the middle. Since this is the day before Martin Luther King Day, many children will not have school the next day and can stay up to enjoy the celestial spectacle with their families.

Adding to the excitement is that this eclipse is occurring as the full moon reaches perigee - its closest it can to Earth - which is commonly referred to as a supermoon. Your eyes are just fine to see the show. This year's full moon just so happens to coincide with a lunar eclipse and a supermoon. "Lunar eclipses. reflect our world", astronomer and podcaster Pamela Gay told Space.com in an email.

My modern-day chums at AccuWeather are predicting, as of this morning, a clear night for the eclipse - despite freezing temperatures in the 20s - and, no, you will need no special eyewear as is required for a daylight eclipse. All you have to do is go outside and look up.

"The wolf part of it is related to the mythology around a full moon during January". "Overnight from Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, into Monday, Jan. 21, millions of people in North and South America will have a prime view of a total lunar eclipse". The Super Blood Wolf Moon is what they experts are calling it. You probably won't be able to notice the difference in the size or the brightness of the moon, but it is noteworthy enough as an astronomical event.

Essentially, it's a total lunar eclipse with a couple of other elements thrown in.

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Earth's own thick atmosphere causes the spectacular colours on the lunar disc. Sunlight shines through our dust filled air, and bends the sunlight towards the red part of the spectrum resulting in the moon glowing reddish - the same reason we see the Sun turn shades of red during sunsets.

Lunar eclipses take place cyclically, on nights when the moon passes through the shadow of our planet backlit by the sun.

He says the blood name is due to the moon glowing red at total eclipse. The only light wavelength left is red - dimly illuminating the moon with less than one-thousandth of the full moon's normal brightness.

Furthermore, the moon will be very high in the midwinter sky for the continental US, far from the horizon (where architecture, light pollution and low-lying clouds might otherwise spoil the view).

The moon orbits around the Earth every 27.3 days in a path that is slightly elliptical, meaning it can be closer or farther from Earth throughout the month.