Total lunar eclipse: Super Wolf Blood Moon visible in the Netherlands

The 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' will be visible over Orlando this weekend

'Super blood wolf moon' eclipse to darken skies

Though these times mark the moon's location in the sky relative to Earth and the sun, the very nature of the eclipse - such as the shade of red it turns - will depend on weather and atmosphere conditions that day.

The eclipse is expected to last a little over five hours and should start around 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Alberta. And you'll see that nice red color as the moon goes into the total eclipse.

There's much that scientists can learn about the moon during total lunar eclipses, Jolliff said.

Right now, clouds could be over parts of Arizona, including the Valley, on Sunday night. The sun, earth and moon will all align, turning it red with the first full moon of the year.

Experts say there will be four more eclipses this year. The lunar eclipse is for everyone! For the next hour, the moon will dim slightly.

Unlike a solar eclipse, where the moon crosses the path of the sun, it is perfectly safe to look directly at the lunar eclipse. I prefer to reserve that designation for the closest and brightest moon in a given year (which occurs in February this year).

Joel 2:31, "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and bad day of the Lord come". This year's full moon just so happens to coincide with a lunar eclipse and a supermoon. For a brief time on Sunday the entire visible face of the moon will bask in what is literally an out-of-this-world sunset.

During the lunar eclipse on September 27, 2015, the eclipse appeared dimmer than expected, possibly from ash spewed by a volcano in Chile, Nichols said.

Amateur astronomers can get a stellar view of this weekend's upcoming Super Blood Wolf Moon thanks to some help from the pros at the Rothney Observatory. The best way by far to observe a supermoon is to watch it rise behind buildings or mountains so you can more easily appreciate the size difference. The Virtual Telescope Project will begin its airing at 10:30 p.m. ET. As a result, the Moon is called the "Blood Moon". And, January's super moon is also called a wolf moon. "You can start to make out details of craters and other smaller features on the surface of the moon". Most, however, are less-than-ideal affairs in which just a fraction of the moon encounters the Earth's deepest shadow (or "umbra") or instead traverses in whole or in part the "penumbra"-a softer shadow that surrounds the umbra like a nebulous halo".

The "Wolf Moon" comes from American folklore about the names given to each month's full moon.

Next is the "Super Moon" - a name given to how large the moon looks when it is at its closest point to our planet.

Midwesterners and southerners should get a good look at the big, red moon.

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