Published: Fri, January 18, 2019
Science | By Michele Flores

Total Lunar Eclipse Expected at the End of AFC Championship Game

Total Lunar Eclipse Expected at the End of AFC Championship Game

The super blood wolf moon eclipse is actually just the concurrence of three separate phenomena - a lunar eclipse, a super moon and a wolf moon.

It will start on Monday 21 January (NZT) and be visible from Europe and the United States, through to Africa and Russian Federation.

A "wolf moon" is what Native Americans call the year's first full moon. Then there's the supermoon part, meaning the moon is at the point in its orbit where it's just a little bit closer to us, making it seem 10 to 15 percent larger in the sky.

Stargazers across Northern Ireland will be in for a treat next week, as a rare form of lunar eclipse will be visible in our skies - a "Wolf Blood Super Moon".

We get two to five supermoons every year, while the gap between blood moons is anywhere from six months to about three years. The reason there's any color to the eclipse - or to sunsets and sunrises, for that matter - is because red light makes it through our atmosphere better than blue light, and the light cast on the moon during an eclipse is light that's peeking around the edges of the Earth through our atmosphere. From Hawaii to ME, all 50 states will have a chance to see it - the most widely visible lunar eclipse in the United States since October 2014. You'll notice the moon getting significantly darker.

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"During totality, which will last 62 minutes, the moon will appear to glow like an eerie ball - which to the eye, and especially in binoculars and small telescopes - will appear nearly three dimensional", Joe Rao, an instructor at New York's Hayden Planetarium, wrote in a column. The next extreme supermoon, when the moon is as close to the Earth as it can be, will be January 21, 2023. While the reddish-coppery color is common, it's not a guarantee Rao said, as it depends on atmospheric conditions at the time.

The Super Blood Wolf Moon will be visible in the early hours of Monday morning.

The moon rises the evening of January 30th, 2018 along the St. Petersburg waterfront. Many Christians believe scripture indicates a Blood Moon is a sign from God regarding the return of Christ. A cold front is expected to pass through the region Sunday, which will drop an arctic chill into the area, quickly plunging overnight temperatures into the 40s during the eclipse.

It is the last chance for United Kingdom observers to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029.

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