This weekend, a total lunar eclipse will give skywatchers a chance to see the moon turn a dull red as it slips into Earth's shadow. The eclipse, which will occur overnight on Jan. 20-21, will be the first lunar eclipse of the year and the last total lunar eclipse until 2021. It will be visible in North and South America as well as parts of western Europe and Africa. January's full moon is sometimes dubbed a "wolf moon" in the folklore tradition because it occurs at a time of year when hungry wolves howled outside villages. And since the moon will be at its closest point to Earth in its elliptical orbit around our planet this weekend, it will be a "supermoon." As a result of these special cases — and because lunar eclipses are also known as "blood moons" — some are calling this eclipse a "super blood wolf moon." During a lunar eclipse, sunlight falling on the surface of the moon is blocked by Earth as it passes between the sun and the moon. As the shadow starts to fall on … [Read more...] about 2019 lunar eclipse: 5 things to know about the ‘super blood wolf moon’
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Charles E. Ramirez The Detroit News Published 4:44 PM EST Jan 18, 2019 Bloomfield Hills — It sounds like a very long name for a team cartoon characters, and it only happens once in a blue moon. It's a super blood wolf moon —a combination total lunar eclipse and supermoon, a full moon that's so close to Earth it looks bigger and brighter than usual. "It will be about 30 percent brighter than usual, but only about 6-7 percent bigger than usual," said Michael Narlock, head of astronomy and the exhibits and web coordinator at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills. "And it just so happens that this particular supermoon Sunday will happen at the same time we're going to have a total lunar eclipse." During totality, the moon will look red because of sunlight scattering off Earth’s atmosphere. "So the moon is going to be a little bit bigger, a little bit brighter and then all of sudden, as it passes … [Read more...] about Supermoon, total lunar eclipse to happen Sunday
By Gwendolyn Wu Published 9:17 am PST, Friday, January 18, 2019 A high surf advisory is in effect Friday for Bay Area coasts as breaking waves between 25 to 35 feet, and exceeding 45 feet in some popular surf spots, are expected. A San Francisco Port Authority worker ties caution tape to Pier 14, closing it off to the public as large waves crash and cause flooding along the Embarcadero in San Francisco, Calif. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 as a winter storm moves through the Bay Area. less A high surf advisory is in effect Friday for Bay Area coasts as breaking waves between 25 to 35 feet, and exceeding 45 feet in some popular surf spots, are expected. A San Francisco Port Authority worker ties ... more Photo: Jessica Christian / The Chronicle Buy photo Photo: Jessica Christian / The Chronicle … [Read more...] about 45-foot waves could hit Bay Area coast, ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ on Sunday
Updated at 5 p.m. Thursday: Revised to include watch party. Skywatchers won't want to miss this year's first full moon — a super blood wolf moon, as it's being called. It's the only total lunar eclipse for the next couple of years. The moon Sunday night will be the first in a series of three full supermoons, which is when a full or new moon is at or near its closest approach to earth in its orbit, or perigee, according to EarthSky.As it enters Earth's shadow, the moon will take red-orange color, hence the blood name, according to Space.com. The full moon in January has other names as well, but Native Americans and medieval Europeans gave it the wolf moniker "after the howling of hungry wolves lamenting the midwinter paucity of food," according to National Geographic. The eclipse is expected to last about three and a half hours from the start of the partial eclipse to finish and will be visible throughout … [Read more...] about The super blood wolf moon is coming. When will you be able to see it in Dallas?
A rare type of total lunar eclipse – eerily referred to as the Super Blood Wolf Moon – will take form in the sky on Sunday, Jan. 20, and be viewable in the Western Hemisphere for the first time in three years. While this type of eclipse isn't necessarily uncommon, 2019's conditions for the celestial event spell out optimal viewing opportunities.The Super Blood Wolf Moon will occur at a reasonable hour – not in the middle of the night, like some past special lunar eclipses – and the moon will be at its highest point among the zodiac formations, meaning there's no chance your view will be blocked by distant trees or mountains.Beginning late on Jan. 20, a Super Moon, which describes a full moon that appears bigger because it is in it closest orbit to Earth, will align between the Earth and the sun, giving off a striking, orange-red glow as the Earth casts a shadow on the moon's surface. The sight all begins 10:33 p.m., when a partial eclipse … [Read more...] about What you need to know about upcoming Super Blood Wolf Moon – which probably won’t ignite the apocalypse