On the evening of the 20th of January (or early morning of the 21st of January in Europe) it will be a little strange in the night sky, but do not worry. It's just a rare cosmic geometry that turns a big old full moon into a spooky shade of purple for a spell.
Three elements make a "", but the part that makes it so rare that it occurs only three times in this century is the least impressive. A "wolf moon" is simply the common name for a moon that takes place in January.
Take this away and you have a super blood moon, which is a total lunar eclipse that happens at "perigee cygia". "I know some people distrust words like Syzygy without proper vowels, so we stay with Supermoon from here.
A total lunar eclipse is called a blood moon because when the sun, earth, and moon all line up briefly The shadow of the earth throws a reddish shadow on its only natural satellite, then there's the Supermoon part, which means the Moon is at a point in its orbit where it's just a little closer, making it 1
We get two to five supernumeraries each year, while the distance between the blood moons is between six months and about three years, you can also schedule one to five super-blood moons per decade, but they fall only three times in January this century ( the third and last super blood moon of the 21st century is scarcely qualified as it falls at the end of the month.) January 31, 2037).
The Whole The lunar eclipse on Sunday night is visible throughout North and South America, except in the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. West Africa and the western half of Europe will also be able to record most of the show.
Start at 7:34. PT or 10:34 ET Sunday begins a partial eclipse, the full solar eclipse starts just over an hour later. You can safely view the Bloodmoon from anywhere when the sky is clear enough, unlike solar eclipses, which in most cases require special eye protection. The main event lasts about an hour.
If Heaven does not cooperate or you do not need to step outside for some reason to see it for yourself, you can download the livestream from the Virtual Telescope project in Rome below. 2019 there are still a handful of other eclipses.
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