How to watch the super blood wolf moon eclipse in January

Cesar Mills
December 29, 2018

Looking to spot the super blood wolf moon eclipse, the IndyStar says that no special equipment is necessary. It is likely to be occurring on January 20.

A "super moon" refers to the new or full moon that happens at the time of the month when the moon is closest to earth in its orbit.

After the Super Blood Wolf Moon dazzles in January, the next total eclipse of the moon won't happen until 2021. The lunar eclipse will last for 3 hours 17 minutes and the total lunar eclipse phase will last for more than an hour.

The super' in the Super Blood Wolf Moon comes from the Supermoon aspect of this lunar eclipse.

In the USA, the full total eclipse will begin at 11:41 p.m. EST on Jan 20 and will last until 12:53 the morning of Jan 21 as the moon passes through the full shadow of the Earth.

Another total lunar eclipse is happening nearly a year after 2018 Super Blue Moon Total Lunar Eclipse, only that it will not be a "blue" one this time around. While the peak is expected to come at 12:16 a.m. EST on January 21, according to

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According to, the full moon will become a red-orange color as it enters the Earth's shadow. It will as well be the first and last to occur across the winter skies of Northern America within the next three years.

People in all of North and South America, including the Caribbean nations, will be able to see the entire event.

A picture shows the full moon during an eclipse as seen from Athens on July 27, 2018.

Some tribes named full moons based on the behavior of the plants, animals, or weather during that month. The legend goes that in ancient times wolves used to come out and howl in front of the moon in hunger.

In Boston, the partial eclipse will begin at 10:33 p.m., and it will reach the total eclipse at 11:41 p.m, according to

The Super Blood Wolf Moon will be seen from late evening on January 20 and will continue until the early hours on January 21. So if you don't want to miss out on this one!

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