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TechnologyA 'super blood wolf moon' in January will be the last total lunar eclipse until 2021 — here's how to catch it

20:20  28 december  2018
20:20  28 december  2018 Source:   businessinsider.com

Mark Your Calendars: A Rare Super Blood Wolf Moon Is Coming in January 2019

Mark Your Calendars: A Rare Super Blood Wolf Moon Is Coming in January 2019 Here's when to see it.

Total lunar eclipses are not that rare - the last one occurred in July 2018 - but this one stands out as a " super blood wolf moon ." Confused about the ' super blood wolf moon eclipse ' that's coming soon? Here ' s your guide. January ' s total lunar eclipse will be the last until May 2021 .

Total lunar eclipses are not that rare - the last one occurred in July 2018 - but this one stands out as a " super blood wolf moon ." Total lunar eclipses make the moon look orange-red because of the effect that Earth' s atmosphere has on the sunlight that passes through it , which is why they are often

A 'super blood wolf moon' in January will be the last total lunar eclipse until 2021 — here's how to catch it© Bobby Yip/Reuters

On January 20, the Earth will pass between the sun and moon, block light from the sun and casting a shadow on the moon.

This is a total lunar eclipse, and it will be the last one we see until May 2021 (though there will be partial lunar eclipses before then).

Total lunar eclipses are not that rare - the last one occurred in July 2018 - but this one stands out as a "super blood wolf moon."

That name is based on the eclipse's timing and the moon's position relative to Earth. Total lunar eclipses make the moon look orange-red because of the effect that Earth's atmosphere has on the sunlight that passes through it, which is why they are often called blood moons. Full moons that occur in in January are known as "wolf moons" (each month gets its own full-moon name), and this one will appear especially bright and big because the moon will be a little closer to Earth than normal - hence the label "super."

Confused about the 'super blood wolf moon eclipse' that's coming soon? Here's your guide

Confused about the 'super blood wolf moon eclipse' that's coming soon? Here's your guide Sure, you may know the 'super blood wolf moon eclipse' is coming to a sky near you later this month. But what does it all mean?

A total lunar eclipse will occur on Sunday, January 20. This " super blood wolf moon " gets its name because the This is a total lunar eclipse , and it will be the last one we see until May 2021 (though there will Total lunar eclipses are not that rare — the last one occurred in July 2018 — but this

On January 20 a total lunar eclipse will occur and it will be the last one we'll see until May 2021 . Total lunar eclipses are often called " blood moons " because the eclipse makes the moon look orange-red due to the effect that Earth' s A full moon in January is also called a " wolf moon ."

The total lunar eclipse will be fully visible to people in North America, South America, Greenland, Iceland, western Europe, and Africa. People in other parts of the world will see a partial eclipse.

According to NASA, the total lunar eclipse will last one hour and two minutes. For those on the US East Coast, the total eclipse will begin around 11:41 p.m. local time with a peak at 12:16 a.m.

During a lunar eclipse, the moon first touches Earth's outer shadow, called a penumbra, then moves into the full shadow, called the umbra. It then goes back into the penumbra.

A 'super blood wolf moon' in January will be the last total lunar eclipse until 2021 — here's how to catch it© Shayanne Gal/Business Insider

About 80% of Earth's atmosphere is nitrogen gas, and the rest is mostly oxygen. After our atmosphere takes in white sunlight, that gas mixture scatters around blue and purple colors, which is why the sky appears blue to our eyes during the day.

How to watch this month's 'super blood wolf moon' eclipse

How to watch this month's 'super blood wolf moon' eclipse Your next chance to see a total lunar eclipse won't come until 2021.

21 total lunar eclipse will be the last one until May 2021 , and the last one visible from the United States until 2022; the How to Watch the 2019 Total Lunar Eclipse Online Catch the January 2019 total lunar eclipse Here ' s the Weather Forecast for the Super Blood Wolf Moon of 2019 Tonight!

Skywatchers in North America will have to wait until 2022 to catch their next total lunar eclipse . Since January ' s full moon is also known as the Wolf Moon , that' s led some to christen tonight' s lunar event a Super Blood Wolf Moon . [ Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse of 2019: Complete Guide].

During a lunar eclipse, Earth's atmosphere scatters blue light and refracts the red - a process similar to what we see during sunrise and sunset. That's why the moon appears to turn red when in Earth's umbra.

Watching a total lunar eclipse is not dangerous - unlike looking at a solar eclipse without protection - so you don't need any special glasses.

Curtain rising Sunday night on total lunar eclipse.
The celestial curtain will be rising soon on a lunar extravaganza. Sunday night, the Earth will slide directly between the moon and the sun, creating a total lunar eclipse. There won't be another until 2021. It will also be the year's first supermoon, when a full moon appears a little bigger and brighter thanks to its slightly closer position. The entire eclipse will exceed three hours. Totality — when the moon's completely bathed in Earth's shadow — will last an hour. Expect the eclipsed, or blood moon, to turn red from sunlight scattering off Earth's atmosphere.

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