Super Blood Wolf Moon Sunday Night, What Does It Mean?
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One of the first big astronomical events of the year comes this weekend as the super wolf blood moon experiences a total lunar eclipse.A super wolf blood moon is a type of total lunar eclipse, comprised of three separate phenomena. The term “super” refers to the moon’s close proximity to Earth along its orbit. The moon can be as as much as 14% closer to the Earth at this point (of perigee) than at the farthest point (apogee). A total lunar eclipse happens when the Earth, moon, and sun are all in perfect alignment and the full moon entered Earth’s shadow. The “wolf” moon, traditionally signifying the first full moon of the January, may be attributed to wolves howling in the distance thousands of years ago. The blood moon appears red because of the way the sun’s light bends and refracts off the Earth’s atmosphere. A total lunar eclipse, including this super wolf blood moon can be seen for about an hour by any one with clear skies on the nighttime side of Earth. A rare eclipse will unfold Sunday night. As long as the weather cooperates, the “super blood wolf moon” will be visible across the U.S., Europe, and parts of Africa and Russia.
Photographed, gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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