Super Blood Wolf Moon 2019 Date and Timings: Know About The Rare Astronomical Phenomenon Occurring in January
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Stargazers and Astro enthusiasts will get to see a phenomenal spectacle in the night sky towards the end of January 2019. Not just a supermoon, but three simultaneous astronomical delights regarding the moon will take place on the night of January 20 and 21, 2019. A total lunar eclipse blood moon, wolf moon and supermoon will be seen in the night sky. This phenomenon is termed as Super Blood Wolf Moon. The lunar eclipse will last for 3 hours 17 minutes and the total lunar eclipse phase will last for more than an hour. It is three phases of the moon occurring at the same time. So it is a brilliant start off to the new year. Super Blood Moon on January 21 is a Doomsday? Rare Celestial Event Combining Total Lunar Eclipse 2019 Predicts Apocalypse. 

More than two lunar events will converge on one single day, making the earth's satellite look closer and prettier. During the total lunar eclipse, the moon will be covered in the shadow of the earth for more than an hour. Since the Sun's light will be falling on the moon during the rotation, it will appear reddish. The moon during the total lunar eclipse is called as the Blood moon. A supermoon is when the satellite is to the closest point from the Earth during its elliptical orbit. Since it comes close to the planet, it looks bigger in size than on other days.

Date and Timing of Super Blood Wolf Moon 2019

The triple lunar phenomenon will be seen from late evening on January 20 and will continue until the early hours on January 21. It will occur from 9:36 pm EST (8:06 am IST) on January 20 and end at 2:48 am EST (1:18 pm IST) on January 21. Winter Solstice 2018: Know All About The Shortest Day and Longest Night of the Year in Northern Hemisphere, Watch Video.

Who Can Watch Super Blood Wolf Moon 2019

People in all of North and South America, including the Caribbean nations, will be able to see the entire event. People in European countries such as Iceland, Ireland and Portugal will also get to view the eclipse. Asian subcontinent will not be able to see the eclipse at all.

Why Wolf Moon?

Each of the full moons in the year has a name. The full month of January is referred as Wolf Moon. The legend goes that in ancient times wolves used to come out and howl in front of the moon in hunger. Wolves are said to breed during the months of January and February, so they are more active and communicate by howling.

It is a rare event that is occurring this year and the next total lunar eclipse will occur in May 2021. So if you don't want to miss out on this one!