Sunday night… look up! If the skies are clear, you will notice that the moon doesn’t quite look the same. In fact, things may get a little weird on January 20th. There are three elements in play that will come together to give us a Super Blood Wolf Moon. That only happens 3 times in a century!
A total lunar eclipse is referred to as a blood moon because when the sun, Earth and moon all line up briefly, the shadow of the Earth casts a reddish shadow. We could see hues of red, orange or other colours depending where you are.
Here is the schedule in local time:
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 10:34 p.m. (January 20)
The moon begins to enter the shadow
Total lunar eclipse begins: 11:41 p.m. (January 20)
Mid eclipse: 12:12 a.m. (January 21) Total lunar eclipse ends: 12:43 a.m. (January 21)
Partial umbral eclipse ends: 1:51 a.m. (January 21)The moon completely exits the shadow
Image and info: Gary Boyle & Cnet