A Super Blood Wolf Moon is set to grace the night sky between January 20 and January 21 this year.
First thing is first, what is a “Super Blood Wolf Moon?”
A Super Blood Wolf Moon is first a Super Moon. A Super Moon occurs when the moon is at the point in its orbit when it is closest to the Earth. According to USA Today, the moon can look up to 14 percent bigger during this point in its orbit.
Second, it is a Blood Moon. Blood Moons were given their name because of the brassy-red color the moon turns when the Earth blocks the majority of the sunlight from reaching it. Just like how your finger turns red when you press your finger against your phone light, the moon will shine as red because light is still passing through Earth’s atmosphere, only the blue is being filtered out, USA Today reports.
According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, a Full moon in January is called the Wolf Moon. The Almanac notes that this specific type of moon has been referred to as a Wolf Moon since Native American and Colonial times because it “appear[s] when wolves howled in hunger outside of villages.” Essentially the wolf part of the name refers to the fact the moon is full.
Now we have a massive, full, red-colored moon… so what? Well, it’s about to eclipse.
According to Mental Floss, the Super Blood Wolf Moon is set to totally eclipse Between 9:12 pm on January 20 and 12:12 am on January 21. The eclipse, which will be seen in North America, comes exactly one year after a Super Blood Wolf Moon total eclipse occurred over the Middle East and it also happens to occur on the same day President Trump was inaugurated two years ago, WND reports.
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Source: Christian Headlines