Super Blood Wolf Moon total lunar eclipse will be visible Sunday

As the Moon moves completely into the umbra, it turns a reddish-orange color. Credit: NASA

It's a mouthful; but, the "Super Blood Wolf Moon total lunar eclipse" takes place Sunday night. It will be quite a sight to see for many reasons. Let's break it down:

What makes this event so notable is the fact this is the first total lunar eclipse visible across the entire U.S. since about 8 years ago. It'll be a "blood moon," too. When the moon passes through the Earth's shadow, it'll turn a coppery color — a mix of red and orange.

Second, this event will involve a full moon. In January, a full moon is called the "Wolf Moon." Get this — it's also a Super Moon because its orbit will place it a little closer to Earth, so it'll appear to be slightly larger than normal.

This eclipse will last for more than an hour. The partial eclipse starts right after 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The total eclipse begins at 8:41 p.m. Then, the maximum eclipse can be seen at 9:12 and the eclipse continues to 9:43 p.m.

In terms of the forecast, mid to upper 40s is expected, so bundle up. At this point, Sunday will be mostly dry and gray, with some clearing by the very end of the day. This will be the last total lunar eclipse to grace our skies until May 2021, so get out there and enjoy it... if you can see it.

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