Everything you need to know about the amazing ‘super wolf blood moon’

Everything you need to know about this month’s amazing ‘super wolf blood moon’

A super wolf blood moon is going to appear in all its stunning splendor later this month, as a rare cosmic gesture to welcome in 2019. People who live in the Americas, Europe, Africa and the central Pacific region could take a glimpse of this stunning image late on the evening of Jan.

People who live in the Americas, Europe, Africa and the central Pacific region could take a glimpse of this stunning image late on the evening of Jan. 20 and into the early morning hours of Jan. 21, according to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

What is a ‘wolf moon’?

“Traditionally, a wolf moon is the first full moon in January,” said Tracy Gregg, planetary scientist at the University at Buffalo.

What is a ‘super moon’?

“A super moon is when there is a full moon at the same time that the moon is closest to Earth,” Gregg said. “The distance between the Earth and Moon changes slightly every day as the Moon orbits the Earth [and] the full moon occurs when the moon and Earth are closest to each other, [when] the Moon really does look bigger than usual.”

What is a ‘blood moon’?

“A blood moon is part of a lunar eclipse. As the Earth’s shadow comes between the Sun and the full moon, the moon’s color changes to a reddish tint,” Gregg explained.

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