'Blood moon' eclipse should be visible in January

'Blood moon' eclipse should be visible in January

The reddish-orange moon which will be brighter than usual will rule the sky on January 20-21, 2019.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the earth's shadow.

The total lunar eclipse will be witnessed on the evening of January 20 to 21 wherein the rare Super Blood Wolf Moon is going to pass through the northern half of Earth's shadow. This happens when Earth interferes with the Sun and Moon, making the Sun's light curve towards the Moon-henceforth the creepy ruddy tone. 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 supermoon is a new or full moon that is within 90 percent of its closest approach to Earth.

Another total lunar eclipse is happening nearly a year after 2018 Super Blue Moon Total Lunar Eclipse, only that it will not be a "blue" one this time around. The scientific name for a Supermoon is a perigee moon' - perigee meaning "closest point to earth". For one, there's an aggregate lunar overshadowing, otherwise called a Blood Moon.

The first full moon of the year is referred to as the wolf moon.

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The phenomenon is also known as 'Super Full Moon', or 'Super New Moon'.

The Super Blood Wolf Moon will be seen from late evening on January 20 and will continue until the early hours on January 21.

This is also one of the few times where North America is the chief beneficiary of the lunar event, with people in South America and parts of western Europe also seeing it.

The name was coined because wolves tend to howl a lot during their breeding season in January and February.
The event will start at 9:36PM and the total eclipse will start at 11:41PM in the Eastern time zone, ultimately ending a little before 3AM ET.

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