NPS / Patrick Myers
Things will become a bit strange in the night sky on the evening of Sunday, January 20 (or early in the morning on Monday, January 21 in Europe), but do not worry. It's just a rare cosmic geometry that will turn a big full moon into a ghostly shade of red for a spell.
Three elements make " an over-blooded wolf moon ", but the part that makes it so rare happens only three times this century is at least impressive. The "Moon of the Wolves" is just a popular name for a moon that is going on in January.
Take this and you have a super blood moon, which is a complete lunar eclipse that happens in the "Perigaean Siazia". "I know some people do not believe words like syzygy without any suitable vowels, so let's stick to supermony from here on.
A general lunar eclipse is called a blood moon because when the sun, Earth and Moon coincide briefly, the shadow of the Earth throws a reddish shadow on its only natural companion, then there is the part of supermony, which means the moon is at its point in its orbit where it's a little closer to us, making it 1
0 to 15 percent, big in the sky.
We get two to five supermons each while the difference between the blood moons is from six months to about three years.You can also plan about one to five super blood moons every decade but they only fall in January three times this century (the third and last moon of the 21st, century – the super-bloody wolf is barely ranked as it falls at the very end of the month on January 31, 2037.) The entire sum of the complete lunar eclipse on Sunday night will be visible from across the North and South America except the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. West Africa and Western Europe will also receive the majority of the show.
From about 7:34 pm PT or 22:34 ET ET Sunday, a partial eclipse will begin, with the complete eclipse beginning a little more than an hour later. You can safely look at the blood moon from anywhere where the sky is clear enough, unlike the eclipses that require special eye protection in most cases. The main event lasts for about an hour.
If the sky does not cooperate or you can not worry about going outside for some reason to see it yourself, you can catch a live stream from the Virtual Telescope Project in Rome below. There are a few more eclipses that are still ahead in 2019.  NASA is 60 years old: The space agency has taken humanity away from each other and has plans to go further.
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