'Super blood wolf moon eclipse' will take place on Jan. 20

Mindy Sparks
December 28, 2018

Total lunar eclipses are often called blood moons because they cause the moon to take on a deep red color.

According to timeanddate.com, the event starts at 9:32 p.m. EST on Sunday, Jan. 20 and will go on into the morning of Monday Jan. 21.

The super blood wolf moon eclipse is actually just the concurrence of three separate phenomena - a lunar eclipse, a super moon and a wolf moon.

Near the end of January, the moon will be completely covered in the Earth's shadow creating a total lunar eclipse - and this will be a good one. Over the course of the next hour or so the Moon will appear to dim slightly before entering the umbra, where lunar observers would see the whole...


A "super moon" refers to the new or full moon that happens at the time of the month when the moon is closest to earth in its orbit.

This full moon will not only be a supermoon - meaning it appears bigger and brighter to the naked eye - but also coincides with a lunar eclipse in the UK.

Put it all together and you've got a "Super Blood Wolf Moon".

January 20 will mark the final time a lunar eclipse and a supermoon occur at the same time until May 2021.

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