The full eclipse of the moon ends as the moon leaves the shadow of the Earth in Glastonbury, England, on Sept. 28, 2015.
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Look to the Sky Tonight for a Super Blood Wolf Moon

After the sun sets tonight, you will be able to see a bright red giant in the sky. Our moon will be glowing in the night, releasing unnatural things that are normally hidden from our world. NASA calls this event, “one of the sky’s most dazzling shows.”

This phenomenon is a “total” lunar eclipse. This means that the sun and moon will be perfectly aligned on opposite sides of the Earth, causing the moon to be completely covered by an umbra of Earth’s shadow. This effect causes the moon to have a reddish tint, which is why it was named the blood moon. There will be eighty five total lunar eclipses this century according to NASA.

There was a total lunar eclipse on my birthday a few years ago. I guess that explains why I don’t remember what happened the rest of that night after seeing the blood moon.

A diagram of the moon during a total lunar eclipse

The eclipse will take place near the moon’s perigee. A point in the moon’s orbit when it is closest to the Earth, causing the moon to appear bigger and brighter than usual. This is what is called a “supermoon.”

The Farmer’s Almanac traditionally calls the January full moon a wolf moon, named for the howling wolves during their breeding season in January and February. This activity in nature has been consistent throughout history.

Tonight’s super blood wolf moon will be visible from coast to coast in the North American region, weather conditions permitting. The predicted moment is 9:12 p.m. PST. The next blood moon may not happen until May 26, 2021, according to NASA, so don’t miss out on this rare phenomenon.

The Super Blood Wolf Moon is here. Be careful if you are driving home from work late tonight. You never know what might be lurking out there with you in the dark.












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