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January's Full Moon is the Super Blood Wolf Moon! It gets the nickname "Blood Moon" because this year a total lunar eclipse will be visible. This is when the Moon passes into the shadow of the Earth, which causes the usually bright white Moon to turn an ominous red!
THE FULL WOLF MOON
The Full Wolf Moon reaches its peak on January 21, 2019, at 12:16 A.M. EST.
January 20, CST 11:16 PM
Total Lunar Eclipse - BLOOD MOON
This year, just a few hours before the peak of the full Moon, a total lunar eclipse will be visible from all of North, Central, and South America. The eclipse will begin at approximately 9:35 P.M. EST on January 20 and end at 2:50 A.M. EST on January 21. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes into the shadow of the Earth, which causes the usually bright white Moon to turn an ominous red (giving the eclipsed Moon the nickname ”Blood Moon”).
In addition to a total lunar eclipse, we’ll also be treated to a Supermoon. A Supermoon occurs when the Moon is both full AND reaches the point in its orbit where it’s closest to Earth. A Supermoon is ever-so-slightly larger and brighter than a typical full Moon, though the difference is negligible when viewed with the naked eye.