Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters See our Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email This month, sky-gazers around the world will be treated to a stunning astronomical display, in the form of a blood wolf. Astronomers have two different definitions for Blue Moons: They can be the second full moon in one month or the third full moon in a season that has four full moons. A blood moon happens during a total lunar eclipse, when the Earth lines up between the moon and the sun, this hides the Moon from the sunlight. Lastly, it's the first full moon of the year, also known as a wolf moon. Follow her on Twitter: KellieHwang.
This makes the moon appear red to people on Earth. This kind of light easily bumps into the small air molecules surrounding Earth, like nitrogen and oxygen, which sends the light scattering out in all directions. While this was the first time in over 150 years that this particular type of eclipse has happened in the U. We gazed up at the night sky and that you might be good to be extremely rare super glue what first time it's happened over a 150 U. With the boost from the moon's closeness, the satellite appears during a super moon phase just a smidge larger than it would at other times of the year.
He hasn't confirmed yet if the observatory will be open for the event. As you read these words allow them to heal you, allow them to open you, and really honor the fact that you are taking the time to understand the cosmos and how it can aid your growth. Secondly, it's a supermoon, which is the time of month when the moon is closest to Earth in its orbit. This beautiful event will be visible in the U. This happens as the Earth passes directly between the sun and moon, casting a shadow across the moon. Supermoons occur whenever a full Moon is closest to Earth on its orbit, making it about 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than full Moons that are the farthest away from Earth.
A rare , which occurs when a super blood moon is also the second full moon of the month, occurred in January 2018. Unlike , which are only visible from specific places on Earth, lunar eclipses are visible from anywhere it is nighttime. Part of the reason Eclipses are so potent is that they put us where we need to be and unlock paths of our soul contract that we have been fated to walk down. Even some clouds would be okay, Murphy said. The penumbral shadow will pass after the moon is just below the horizon. Butler University's Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium will showcase the eclipse with planetarium shows about different types of eclipses at 7:15 and 8:15 p. And the supermoon will take place on the night of Jan.
Red and orange — which have longer wavelengths — can more easily pass through our atmosphere. Chicagoans will see the penumbra touch the moon at 4:51 a. The early stages of the eclipse will just be getting underway when the Moon sets on the East Coast. And those were normal wolves. Moon between 0 and 6 degrees above horizon. The of the eclipse is 1.
It will be blood red. Credit: While today's Super Blue Blood Moon eclipse was best viewed from the West Coast because, farther east, the moon was below the horizon for much of the eclipse , the 2019 one will be visible in its entirety from coast to coast. Here are just a few amazing views sent in by Space. May be hard to see due to brightness and line of sight. The entire total phase is visible. Moon between 6 and 12 degrees above horizon. The event starts late in the evening on Jan.
As you can see, this Leo Eclipse is extremely potent and is going to be activating and transforming us on the deepest layers of our soul. How to watch the lunar eclipse The best condition to view the total lunar eclipse is a clear sky. It has often been treated as a bad omen and has even been speculated to cause natural disasters like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The umbra will touch the moon at 8:48 p. Not because of the moon anyway, said the Forbes article.
Editor's note: If you capture an amazing photo or video of the Jan. Super which is when the fall when it comes into the earth get bigger and brighter than normal. Because the moon waxes and wanes about every , typically there's only one full moon each month—but every so often, the cycles line up so that two full moons fit in the same calendar month, in which case the second is dubbed a blue moon. See our video highlight reel above and read for more amazing photos, and details on what made the event so special. That's what's happening in January, with a first full moon falling on January 1 and the second, or blue, full moon falling on January 31.