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Blood moon set to bring lunar spectacle - send us your photos

Blood moon set to bring lunar spectacle - send us your photos

Although total lunar eclipses happen, on average, about one to three times per year, after this one there will be a gap of three years until another is visible.

According to The Weather Network, since the moon will be "very near perigee - its closest distance to Earth" it will be a Super Blood Wolf Moon Total Lunar Eclipse.

Total lunar eclipses happens when the moon moves into flawless alignment with the sun and earth, giving it a "blood" appearance to those watching from below. Totality - when the moon is completely bathed in Earth's shadow - will last an hour, starting at about 10:41 p.m.in Minnesota.

Actually, that's a jumble of words for a regular lunar eclipse that happens in January, though the moon shadowing is something of a "super" happening because of a specific astronomical happening.

But it's also a supermoon, where the moon is at its closest point to Earth.

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First, it's a wolf moon, a traditional name for full moons in winter.

A full moon in January is also known as a "wolf moon", as Native American tribes said wolves would howl outside villages during full moons at the beginning of the year. The red color is deeper because of the moon's position, and it will appear larger than usual. Enough sunlight is able to reach the moon to keep it visible, but that light undergoes rayleigh scattering as it passes through Earth's atmosphere, turning to a reddish hue (similar to the process that causes reddish skies at sunrise and sunset). The moon will appear 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than normal, according to NASA.

You might want to clear some time in your schedule this weekend to look up at the night sky. The next time The last time lunar eclipse happened on July 27 a year ago.

Strictly speaking the "blood moon" will not be visible in South Africa regardless of where you are in the country. When the Earth passes directly between the sun and the moon, we get an eclipse.

But each January, the moon is called the full wolf moon whether or not it's a supermoon or if there's an eclipse expected. Things get underway at 9:36PM ET, when the Moon enters Earth's penumbra, or the outer part of the shadow. However, there is no official live stream available from NASA.


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