Saturday, 16 February, 2019

Total lunar eclipse: Super Wolf Blood Moon visible in the Netherlands

LunarEclipse diagram The 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' will be visible over Orlando this weekend
Sandra Phillips | 18 January, 2019, 13:27

This particular Blood Moon is known as a Super Blood Wolf Moon.

Total eclipses of the Moon are perfectly safe to look at, don't require special viewing equipment, and are visible all over one hemisphere of planet Earth. A supermoon can appear up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a "micromoon", or 7 percent bigger than an average full moon.

January's full Moon is also known as a "wolf moon", a name deriving from Native American Tribes who said wolves would howl outside villages during full moons at the beginning of the year.

It is the last chance for United Kingdom observers to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029. The eclipse will begin Sunday at 6:36 p.m.

On Sunday evening, January 20, 2019, there will be a very nice total lunar eclipse (where the Earth's shadow darkens the full moon) visible in all of North America.

For most onlookers this will be the most intriguing part of this astronomical treat as the moon dramatically undergoes its colour change. This year, the moon will be high in the sky, which makes it the best chance to watch an eclipse in years.

This moon will be of the "super" variety because it will be closer to earth, making it appear bigger than usual.

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It's hard to predict the exact hue of lunar eclipses, but whatever shade results can offer insight about the chemistry of the Earth's atmosphere.

Then, the fun begins as the moon enters the umbra or darker shadow.

This Monday, if the weather sticks to the forecast, you'll be able to see the Super Wolf Blood Moon early in the morning. But that last part is because of something much cooler: an eclipse. While the reddish-coppery color is common, it's not a guarantee Rao said, as it depends on atmospheric conditions at the time.

The sunlight passes through Earth's atmosphere, which filters out most of the blue light.

For thousands of years the beauty and mystery surrounding this disappearing moon act has fascinated cultures around the world, and even today it still amazes. If you decide to head out, look up and check it out, make sure to dress warm.

The next total lunar eclipse isn't expected to grace the skies until May 2021.

Environment Canada is calling for clear skies for Sunday night's eclipse with a low of only -4 C, so night-sky gazers should be able enjoy the view in relative comfort.

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