A Super Wolf Blood Moon will light up the sky this weekend

The phenomenon happens when the moon is full at the same time as or very near perigee- its closest point to Earth on an elliptical monthly orbit. It was the closest to Earth since

A Super Wolf Blood Moon will light up the sky this weekend

According to NASA, if the skies are clear the eclipse will be visible across North America, South America, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Britain, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, France and Spain.

The Exploratorium in San Francisco will provide live lunar eclipse Facebook, and this broadcast, like Slooh's, will begin at 10:30 p.m. EST (0330 GMT/7:30 p.m. PST) as the moon moves into the darker region of Earth's shadow, called the umbra.

Alle said the lunar eclipse would, by 4.33am, become a partial eclipse, where the moon would start getting red. When will you be able to see it?

"The Incans also believed that once the jaguar finished eating the Moon, it could come down and devour all the animals on Earth, so they would take spears and shout at the Moon to keep it away", the article stated.

Simon Fraser University's Trottier Observatory and Science Courtyard is also hosting a special viewing of the eclipse on Sunday evening from 7 p.m.to 10 p.m.

"The red light continues on its journey from the sun and passes through our atmosphere and shines upon the moon", he said.

During a total lunar eclipse, the Moon can turn an orangey red. Cloudiness, dust storms and volcanic eruptions can all affect the coloring.

We get two to five supermoons every year, while the gap between blood moons is anywhere from six months to about three years.

Essentially, it's a total lunar eclipse with a couple of other elements thrown in. This will be on Sunday night into Monday. "So trees, for the most part, should not be an issue". The sun, earth and moon will all align, turning it red with the first full moon of the year.

According to Alle, lunar eclipse is one in which the moon appears darkened as it passes into the earth's shadow. On Jan. 20, the moon will be about 222,274 miles from Earth as a full moon. "What happens in this particular supermoon is that the moon will appear 14 percent larger, and it will appear 30 percent brighter".

The partial eclipse will start at 8:33 p.m.

The planetarium's astronomy team will have telescopes set up for free outside along with portable heaters and a limited supply of hot cocoa.

Well, a Super Wolf Blood Moon occurs when three astral events occur at the same time, namely a Super Moon, Wolf Moon and Blood Moon.

Viewing opportunities are still uncertain in the Chicago area given a chance of snow showers and cloud cover.

The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures may be in the twenties around the time the eclipse ends Monday morning.

He said this year's eclipse would be the last to be experienced until 2021. Popularly known as a "blood moon", these are relatively rare events, though this is the third of three in the a year ago. But if Mother Nature prevents you from seeing the moon marvel, fear not.

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