2019’s only total lunar eclipse

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

The Super Blood Wolf Moon is a total lunar eclipse. Since earth is in the middles, it block sun's light and the little light that bounces off its edge lit up moon that makes it appear red.

Lunar eclipses don't happen often, because normally the moon moves slightly over or under the shadow when it's on the far side of the Earth from the sun.

The blood moon part happens when the bright moon creeps directly through the Earth's shadow, causing it to turn to gold, copper or even a dark red.

Walter Freeman, an assistant teaching professor at Syracuse University in NY state, said: "A little bit of sunlight is refracted by the Earth's atmosphere and reaches the Moon, bending around the edges of the Earth".

The moon will also appear much larger and brighter in the sky - known as a "supermoon" - because the moon's orbit will be at its closest point to the Earth.

U.S. space agency NASA reports the Moon's eclipse will hit totality at 7.04am GST over UAE, so due to sunlight in this region eclipse phenomena will not visible for public in UAE region.

Native Americans and colonial Europeans called January's full moon the wolf moon because wolves in the region would start howling due to hunger in winter, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac. Just like every other full moon of the year, the full moon in January gets its own name specially assigned.

Astronomy buffs across the United States have been promised all the makings of a spectacular total lunar eclipse on Sunday except one - clear skies. See, the Moon doesn't revolve around Earth in a flawless circle, but more of an ellipse. The Earth passes directly between the sun and the moon, blocking off the light supply and turning the moon red.

The eclipse will begin around 6:30 p.m. For those outside of the Americas, the eclipse will coincide with Moon rise and Moon set.

Documenting a lunar eclipse is pretty easy.

The moon, the Earth and the sun will all be lined up Sunday night into Monday morning for the only lunar eclipse we'll see in the next two years.

The penumbral eclipse starts at 9:36 p.m. E.T. on January 20, according to the site.

All lunar eclipses are blood moons. The total viewing is about 5 hours and 12 minutes. While watching a solar eclipse requires special protective glasses, lunar eclipses can be safely viewed with the naked eye.

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