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Skywatchers await "Super Blood Wolf Moon"

Skywatchers are gearing up for a lunar eclipse called "Super Blood Wolf Moon" by some.

During the spectacular event, Earth's natural satellite becomes a striking red.

The whole solar eclipse becomes visible in North and South America as well as in parts of Western Europe (including Great Britain) and North Africa.

What is a total lunar eclipse?

This type of solar eclipse occurs when the earth passes exactly between them the sun and the moon.

In this situation, the sun is behind the earth and the moon moves in the earth's shadow.

Will the moon appear red?

Yes. Some commentators refer to the event as "Super Blood Wolf Moon". The "awesome" part comes from the fact that the moon is close to the earth ̵

1; when it is slightly larger in the sky than usual. The "wolf" part comes from the name, which was called the full moon in January – "Wolfmonde".

Walter Freeman, assistant professor at Syracuse University in New York State, said: "A little bit of sunlight is being broken. The Earth's atmosphere reaches the Moon and bends at the edges of the Earth. This small amount of red light still illuminates the moon so that we can see it.

Is the view safe?

While solar eclipses are directly visible, the light from lunar eclipses is much weaker and is absolutely safe to see without special equipment.

Why is it important?

The event is the last chance for Skywatcher in the UK to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety by the end of 2029.

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