What Is the Meaning Behind the January Full Wolf Super Blood Moon?

How to see the last 'super blood wolf moon' lunar eclipse for 18 years

Don't Miss the 'Super Blood Moon' Eclipse This Weekend

Hence, January's total lunar eclipse is now the super blood wolf moon. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the earth passes exactly between the sun and the moon.

On Sunday, January 20, nearly exactly one year after the sighting of a Super Blue Moon lunar eclipse, Canadians will be treated to a full wolf moon creating a total lunar eclipse.

The total phase of the eclipse will be visible from the Western Hemisphere, Europe and the western part of Africa, as well as from northern Russian Federation.

A full moon in January has Native American seasonal names such as a "Wolf's Moon" or "Old Moon".

On Sunday night, all these forces will come together to form the Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse-which can be visible locally from about 9:30 p.m.to 10:40 p.m., Peterson said. We can see the red light during an eclipse as it falls onto the moon in earth's shadow.


"If you have binoculars or a small telescope, you might get a better view, but you don't really need any of those things", Hartigan said, adding that this is one skywatching experience that's great for children. The reddish light that reflects back toward us gives the moon a blood-red tone.

What is a total lunar eclipse?

This light is refracted through the earth's atmosphere giving the moon an eerie glow. Currently, the moon is very close to its perigee, or the closest point in the moon's orbit to Earth.

Three elements make a "super blood wolf moon", but the part that makes it so rare it happens only three times this century is the least impressive. The moon will be in totality for 1 hour and 2 minutes.

The moon will renter the penumbra and the process for ending the partial lunar eclipse will begin. Activities begin at 6 p.m.

In order to see it here in Saint Lucia, you will have to stay up late.


When the full moon moves into Earth's shadow, it will darken, but it won't disappear. During this one, the moon is closer to Earth than usual and will appear to be 14 percent bigger.

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.

This will be the last total lunar eclipse visible in the United States until 2022.

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