Super Blood Wolf Moon is a rare occurrence. This month's program will see a supermoon combination – where the moon looks bigger and brighter than usual and the blood moon – a total lunar eclipse. Name & # 39; wolf & # 39; given to the full moon every January, which originates from Native American culture.
When is the eclipse?
Eclipses occur between January 20 and 21 – from late at night until the next morning.
- Complete program duration: 5 hours, 11 minutes, 33 seconds
- Total eclipse duration: 1 hour, 1 minute, 58 seconds
- Partial eclipse starts: January 20 at 8:33:54 night
- Full begins: January 20 at 9:41:17
- Maximum: January 20 at 10:12:14 noon
- Maximum expiration: January 20 at 10:43:15 night
- Partially ended: January 20 at 11.50: 39 night
- Entire: January 21 at 12:48:02 am
How to watch:
Wherever you are, if the sky is clear you will be able to see an eclipse.
Lunar eclipses are visible to the naked eye but binoculars or telescopes will give you a more detailed view.
A lunar eclipse can be seen from everywhere on the night side of the Earth, if the sky is clear.
However, according to forecasters, storms can frustrate plans to see eclipses.
AccuWeather Meteorologist, Mike Doll, said: "There is the potential for a large winter storm affecting the middle and northeast Atlantic. [this] weekends that can last until Sunday night. If that happens, seeing a lunar eclipse is a prohibition for residents in the area. "
See the map below for areas that have limited visibility.
Why is this month special?
Aside from being a combination of very rare phenomena, this is also the last total lunar eclipse in this decade.
Those who lost this eclipse need to wait until May 26, 2021, for the next opportunity to witness a total lunar eclipse.
This will be the first total lunar eclipse seen throughout UA since December 21, 2010.
What is Super Blood Wolf Moon?
The phenomenon of getting its name because of that & # 39; Super close & # 39; distance to Earth and it's blood & # 39; reddish hue
Title & # 39; wolf & # 39; given on the full moon in January.
This is thought to originate from Native American tribes and early colonial times when wolves would howl outside the village.