In January 2019, stargazers in the U.S. and elsewhere will be treated to a lunar eclipse that some are calling the “super blood wolf moon.” A simultaneous total lunar eclipse and a “supermoon” will take place on the night of Jan. 20 into the morning of Jan. 21. During the event, the moon will appear red-colored and slightly larger than usual for about an hour. As the last total lunar eclipse until 2021, the astronomical phenomenon is a can’t-miss event. People in all of North and South America, as well as parts of Asia and Europe, will be able to witness the lunar eclipse. Here’s what to know about the upcoming super blood wolf moon eclipse. What is a super blood wolf moon eclipse?
While technically just a lunar eclipse, each part of the event’s jam-packed nickname has a meaning behind it.
The term “blood moon”