The best view will occur at 9:12 p.m. PT / 12:12 a.m. ET.
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The next total lunar eclipse will not occur until May 2021.
Total or partial lunar eclipses happen at least twice a year on average, Florent Deleflie, an astronomer at the Observatory of Paris-PSL told AFP.
But no matter how perfectly the stars align for this stellar event, the thrill or disappointment of the evening really depends on one thing: the weather. "It's something people can share". The partial eclipse - as the moon is leaving Earth's shadow - ends at 9:50 p.m.
As the Earth blocks the sun, only slivers of light make it through the planet's atmosphere and to the moon.
"If you were on the moon during a total lunar eclipse, you would see a ring of sunrise and sunset around the earth", explained Reitzel. "What's more, the moon on January 20 will be unusually close to Earth and so will be slightly bigger and brighter, making it a so-called supermoon". Then, at 7:33 p.m. PT / 10:33 p.m. ET, the Moon will reach the umbra, at which point it will become significantly darker. The moonlight will be dimmer, but it will still be fairly bright, Thanjavur said. Read on to find everything you need to know about this super blood wolf moon and why is it called that.
Earth will cast two shadows on the moon during the eclipse. And it's called a "blood moon" because it appears red. This change is caused by dust in our atmosphere. "These dust particular scatter blue light in the sunlight so only the red light comes to our eyes", he said. That's why an eclipsed moon is sometimes known as a blood moon. The first shows the full moon as it is now. But the weather forecast for much of the USA doesn't look good. "It's amusing how many people haven't even just looked up to see it let alone from a telescope". "It's very attractive as it is".
Look for this phenomenon at the beginning and end of totality, he said.
"Go out tonight, start at 2:30 in the morning but by about 3 o'clock you'll start to see the moon getting nibbled by the shadow". Each moon has its own name associated with the full moon.
One of the year's most spectacular astral displays takes place in B.C. skies this weekend - the super blood wolf moon. "It'll be a very different experience".