A Rare Super Blood Wolf Moon Is Coming in January 2019


The first full moon of the year is also traditionally called the "Full Wolf Moon", a name that comes early colonial times, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac.

SUPER MOON:As the name suggests, it's something grand and massive in scale.

The event in January will also be the first full moon of the year, which is known as a "wolf moon". It's being called the super blood wolf moon eclipse - and you should be able to see it North America.

According to National Geographic, this will be the last total lunar eclipse until May, 26. This happens when Earth interferes with the Sun and Moon, making the Sun's light curve towards the Moon-henceforth the creepy ruddy tone.

NASA projects the total eclipse duration is expected to last about 1 hour and 2 minutes.

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.

A total lunar eclipse, on the other hand, is when the moon passes directly through Earth's shadow (umbra) and, thus, is completely covered by it.

In the USA, the full total eclipse will begin at 11:41 p.m. EST on Jan 20 and will last until 12:53 a.m.in the morning of Jan 21 as the moon passes through the full shadow of the Earth.

The name was coined because wolves tend to howl a lot during their breeding season in January and February.

The moon will retain it bloody hue for around an hour and will be visible from South America and some parts western Europe as well. Totality ends at 9:43 p.m., and the eclipse ends at 10:50 p.m.