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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.

Blue moon , super moon and blood moon will all coincide in 2018 for the first time since 1866. For the first time in 152 years, a supermoon, blue moon , and total lunar eclipse will coincide. If you live in the US, you will be able to see the eclipse – and the celestial trifecta – on Wednesday morning

Two more ' blood moon ' lunar eclipses are coming up within the next year. After that, the next total lunar eclipse will be May 26. 2021 . The next Super Blue Blood Moon won't happen until Jan. Eclipses of the lunar variety are certainly not the only eclipses we have to look forward to this year.

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?

January ' s total lunar eclipse will be the last until May 2021 . By Harry Pettit, Senior Digital Technology and Science Reporter. STARGAZERS will be treated to a rare total lunar eclipse in the New Year – the last for nearly two and a half years. On January 21, the full moon will become fully

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are exactly or very closely aligned (in syzygy), with Earth between the other two. A lunar eclipse can occur only on the night of a full 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.

20, a total lunar eclipse , or blood moon , that coincides with a supermoon will be visible over the entire United States. The next total lunar eclipse happens on May 26, 2021 . Brian Murphy, director of the Holcomb Observatory & Planetarium and Butler University professor, said there' s typically two

The blood moon /weed moon / total eclipse of the moon turned out to be a gorgeous trifecta and a rare treat for stargazers. That’ s because January 21 also happens to be a super moon , whereby the moon will be at The following total lunar eclipse after January will not occur until May 26, 2021 .

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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