Published: Fri, December 28, 2018
Sci-tech | By April Francis

'Super blood wolf moon eclipse' will take place on January 20

'Super blood wolf moon eclipse' will take place on January 20

The Super Blood Wolf Moon Total Lunar Eclipse is also a rare one.

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.

The super blood wolf moon eclipse is expected to happen on January 20 & 21, 2019, which is when the next total lunar eclipse is supposed to happen.

A total lunar eclipse takes place when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon and covers the Moon with its shadow.

This full moon will not only be a supermoon - meaning it appears bigger and brighter to the naked eye - but also coincides with a lunar eclipse in the UK.

A full moon in the month of January is sometimes referred to as the wolf moon. The full eclipse will end at 12:43 a.m., but if you stay awake long enough, you can watch the moon return to its bright, silver self.

A supermoon occurs when the moon is within 90 percent of its closest possible distance to the Earth.

The newspaper says the next total lunar eclipse will happen on May 26, 2021.

Why is it called the Super Blood Wolf Moon? The wolf moon is said to have gotten its name because wolves would howl at this moon more than any other. The same celestial event will again happen in May of 2022. In Native American times, hungry wolves would be seen near the towns and villages at a full moon.

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