Just when I thought things couldn't get any weirder, the news mentions a Super Blood Wolf Moon is coming this month and I instantly question everything. But it’s my absolute pleasure to say this lunar trifecta is, in fact, a real thing. Here's everything you need to know about the event so you don't miss it.
What Is A Super Blood Wolf Moon?
Yes, a super blood wolf moon is as crazy as it sounds because, well...it is. Aside from being a rare phenomenon, a super blood wolf moon is three events happening at the same time, a supermoon, a blood moon, and a wolf moon. To start, says a supermoon occurs when a new or full moon coincides with the closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. A blood moon happens when a moon is in total eclipse and appears red because of it's relation to the sun. Finally, a wolf moon is simply the first full moon of the year, named after wolves. So what happens when a supermoon, blood moon, and wolf moon take place at the same time? Obviously a super blood wolf moon. Get ready for it.
When Will It Take Place?
The super blood wolf moon of 2019 will take place late on January 20th and/or January 21st, depending on your time zone. According to , totality will begin at 11:41 p.m. EST on January 20th and is expected to last for 62 minutes. That said, they note that the entire event will last for three and a half hours.
Where Can I See It?
If you live in the Americas, Greenland, Iceland, western Europe, or western Africa, National Geographic says you will be able to witness the full event, however, if you live in eastern Europe or Eastern Africa, you'll only be able to see it partially. Finally, I'm so sorry to say, people in most of Asia won't be able to experience the phenomenon.
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