‘Super blood wolf moon eclipse’ worth howling about if weather clears

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‘Super blood wolf moon eclipse’ worth howling about if weather clears

The super blood wolf moon eclipse will occur at 12:12 a.m. ET on January 21, but you'll be able to watch the moon turn from white to orange in the hours beforehand.

At just before midnight, every child below the age of 99 ... and, yes, there are other "older children" like me ... will be able to watch a total lunar eclipse. As the light passes through the atmosphere it gets bent toward the moon.

The blood moon comes overnight. And you'll see that nice red color as the moon goes into the total eclipse. That mean that when the moon is at its closest point to Earth - known as the perigee - it can appear up to 17 percent larger than it does at the farthest point in its orbit.

"This one is particularly good", said Rice University astrophysicist Patrick Hartigan. He plans to attend an eclipse party at Hallock State Park Preserve on New York's Long Island. "It's about an hour".

The eclipse is expected to last a total of five hours and 12 minutes, with the total eclipse lasting for an hour and two minutes.

According to NASA, if the skies are clear the eclipse will be visible across North America, South America, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Britain, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, France and Spain.

As many as 2.8 billion people may see this weekend's eclipse from the Western Hemisphere, Europe, West Africa and northernmost Russian Federation, according to Space.com.

And no, you do not need to re-read the last sentence: India is out of luck this time around.

The eclipse is also being called as a "Super Blood Wolf Moon", and will start at 7.34 pm Pacific Standard Time on January 20, which converts to 9:00 am IST (January 21).

What's the best way to view the super blood wolf eclipse?

On the evening of Sunday, January 20, the most stunning celestial light show over the continental USA will actually be a shadow-the Earth's, in fact, sweeping across the nearside of the moon in a total lunar eclipse.

CBN News previously reported about Pastor John Hagee, author of the 2014 best-selling book Four Blood Moons, and his belief that throughout history blood moons have been a sign from God to the world that something big is about to happen.

The fact that it will be a super moon is because the moon's perigree, or closest approach, technically occurs at 2:59 p.m. Monday, when it's only 222,042 miles away.

As for the full-moon supermoon, the one visible this weekend will be the first of three this year.

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