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Super Blood Wolf Moon will be visible in sky in January

Super Blood Wolf Moon will be visible in sky in January

This lunar trifecta will reach its peak at 12:16 a.m. ET on January 21 and will last about 3 hours and 17 minutes from start to finish, according to NASA. In the past year, Super Blue Moon was featured with a red tinge which was caused through the shadow of Earth by the moon itself. This happens when the earth is in between the moon and the sun. 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...

Astronomy fanatics are in for a treat January 20, when Earth will pass between the sun and full moon to create a total lunar eclipse that will turn the moon's silvery shine into a blood-red glow. This happens just a few times a year, when the moon comes closest to the earth.

A supermoon coinciding with a total lunar eclipse is a relatively infrequent event.

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The first total lunar eclipse of 2019 - also called a wolf moon - is expected to be both a supermoon and a reddish-copper blood moon. The scientific name for a Supermoon is a perigee moon' - perigee meaning "closest point to earth". During the eclipse, the moon turns a rusty, red color, which leads to the moniker "blood moon". This phenomenon is termed as Super Blood Wolf Moon. In Native American times, hungry wolves would be seen near the towns and villages at a full moon.

The triple lunar phenomenon will be seen from late evening on January 20 and will continue until the early hours on January 21. Wolves are said to breed during the months of January and February, so they are more active and communicate by howling. As striking is the name, the event will mark the moon to be brighter than usual as 3 lunar events will occur simultaneously to make the Super Blood Moon eclipse.


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