'Super blood wolf moon eclipse' will take place on January 20

'Super blood wolf moon eclipse' will take place on January 20

Events such as this occur when the Moon passes through the Earth's shadow; the vagaries of orbital mechanics mean that this happens only occasionally.

And then there's the blood moon.

The triple lunar phenomenon will be seen from late evening on January 20 and will continue until the early hours on January 21.

Together, the events will create a phenomenon known as the "super blood wolf moon" - a nod to a Native American term for full moons in January.

A lunar eclipse causes the moon's appearance to change as it enters Earth's shadow, according to Space.com.

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A rare triple header of lunar loveliness will take place the night of January 20-21, when we'll see a total eclipse of the moon (by Earth), with the moon also a "super" moon since it'll be at it's closest point to the Earth, and the moon will be a wolf moon, because that's what the first full moon of a calendar year is called.

The year 2019 will set off with the very interesting and rare lunar event called Super Blood Wolf Moon eclipse'. Rare Celestial Event Combining Total Lunar Eclipse 2019 Predicts Apocalypse. Since the Sun's light will be falling on the moon during the rotation, it will appear reddish.

This will be the last total lunar eclipse so easily visible in North America until May 2022, so be sure to schedule time to view it. The marvel will likewise be obvious from South America and parts of western Europe, and the moon will wear its blood red shading for around 60 minutes.

The lunar eclipse that will hog the limelight on January 20, 2019 is no ordinary one. While the peak is expected to come at 12:16 a.m. EST on January 21, according to Space.com. Wolves are said to breed during the months of January and February, so they are more active and communicate by howling. However, a partial eclipse will be visible from around 9:30 p.m. on Jan 20 and by 2:48 a.m. the event will officially be over.

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