Total Lunar Eclipse Expected at the End of AFC Championship Game

Total Lunar Eclipse Expected at the End of AFC Championship Game

"Super" and "blood" refer to what will be the moon's strikingly big profile in the sky that night - due to its close proximity to Earth - and the reddish tinge that will envelop it as the eclipse occurs.

It will be the last Total Lunar Eclipse until May 2021, so you'll be wanting to check this one out.

All that dry, cold air will sweep away rain clouds just in time for most of the Carolinas to get a good view of a "super moon" combined with a total lunar eclipse just before midnight. So, let's break down the hype, starting with the eclipse. "It not only is a supermoon and it's a total eclipse, but the total eclipse also lasts pretty long".

During totality, no sunlight reaches the moon, because the Earth blocks all the rays.

As for full-moon supermoons, this will be the first of three this year. This is known as the blood moon.

The total eclipse will begin in the Central time zone at 10:41 p.m. and reach totality at 11:13 p.m., ending at 11:43 p.m.

If the skies are clear, the entire eclipse will be visible in North and South America, as well as Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Portugal and the French and Spanish coasts.

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Next is the "Super Moon" - a name given to how large the moon looks when it is at its closest point to our planet.

A NASA graphic illustrates Earth's shadow during a lunar eclipse. For the next hour, the moon will dim slightly. Most colors on the spectrum are blocked, but red usually makes it through, effectively projecting all of Earth's sunrises and sunsets onto the moon's surface like a celestial cinema. Short blue light waves are bounced around, leaving us with blue skies. That light can also change based on dust, pollutants or other particles in Earth's atmosphere.

The super part comes from the moon's position in orbit in relation to the earth. According to, the moon's orbit will take it between 221,681 miles and 252,622 miles this year.

As the eclipse starts, viewers will see Earth's creep across the moon.

Fans who would like to see natural splendor after a day of football can easily view the lunar eclipse without any special equipment, unlike a solar eclipse. The main impediment to experiencing the relatively rare phenomenon: Weather.

The Super Blood Wolf Moon will be cool to watch literally and figuratively. Weather forecasts predict harsh weather in some areas, but there will be live-stream options available. Or you can just wait for the Instagram posts.

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