What's better than a Supermoon? A blood moon, of course a wolf-moon supermoon, and in January 2019 there's a good one just around the corner.
The astronomical miracle is scheduled for the evening of January 20-21 and will be visible throughout North America, weather permitting. A total lunar eclipse will start on Sunday, the 20th, at 23:41. Eastern Standard Time, and the entirety lasts more than an hour to Monday, the 21st, at 12:43 pm.
Moonrise is at 17:28. in Boston on January 20 and 5:35 pm In Springfield, Massachusetts, the moon is well above the horizon and should be easy to see from anywhere. If the weather permits.
A Total Lunar Eclipse, the Bloodmoon is part of this event ̵
What is the reason that it is a Supermoon? At the time of the event, the Moon will come very close to perigee, its closest approach to Earth during its monthly orbit. When a full moon occurs at or near the Perigee, it gains a Supermoon status. The average distance of the moon from the earth is 238,000 miles. The perigee on this orbit occurs at 2:59 pm on January 21st. EST at 222,042 miles.
And Wolf Moon? Ancient cultures gave full moon names after the season. According to the almanac of the old farmer, it says: "In the midst of the cold and deep powder snow house, the wolf packs howled in front of Indian villages. So the name for the full moon of January. "
And children, if you can not get up until the whole thing starts, you might see the beginning of the eclipse at 10:33. Then the full shadow of the earth begins to cross the moon. But do what you can to get the OK to stay up-there will not be another lunar eclipse by May 26, 2021.
Supermoon, Blood Moon, Wolf Moon 2019 Resources:
January 20, 2019 – Total Lunar Eclipse (timeanddate.com) »
Supermoon Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse of 2019: Complete Guide (Space.com »
Supermoon Lunar Eclipse January 20-21 (EarthSky.org)»
Total Lunar Eclipse and Supermoon (JPL.NASA.gov) »
Full Moon Names and Their Meaning (FarmersAlmanac.com) »