Here’s the weather forecast during Sunday’s ‘super moon’ lunar eclipse over Carolinas

Here’s the weather forecast during Sunday’s ‘super moon’ lunar eclipse over Carolinas

The Moon will turn red next week as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years.

In addition to the Total Lunar Eclipse, it will also be a Supermoon, when the moon is at its closest spot to Earth in its orbit. The moon appears orange or red, the result of sunlight scattering off Earth's atmosphere.

Finally, the "wolf moon" is just another name for the first full moon of the year.

"If you only start looking during totality, and the eclipse is a dark one, you may not immediately be able to see the moon, especially if you are viewing from a town or city", a spokesperson said.

Hence, the Super Blood Wolf Moon.

Lunar eclipses occur when Earth passes directly between the sun and the moon, forming a flawless line.

First, let's look at the "blood" part of the name.

Lunar eclipses always happen at a full Moon as this is when it moves behind the Earth and into line with the Earth and Sun but most of the time no eclipse takes place because the e Moon's orbit is slightly tilted so it normally passes a little above or below the Earth's shadow.

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Unlike 2017's solar eclipse, the eclipse will be visible with the naked eye and is safe to look at directly. You probably won't be able to notice the difference in the size or the brightness of the moon, but it is noteworthy enough as an astronomical event.

The process then goes in reverse as the moon begins its exit through the umbra and eventually the penumbra. You can also plan on around one to five super blood moons each decade, but they only fall in January three times this century (the third and final 21st-century super blood wolf moon barely qualifies, since it falls at the very end of the month on Jan. 31, 2037).

The outcome depends a great deal on how much dust is in Earth's atmosphere, he said. January's full moon was referred to as the Wolf Moon.

The sunlight passes through Earth's atmosphere, which filters out most of the blue light.

The Super Blood Wolf Moon will be cool to watch literally and figuratively. The last supermoon/lunar eclipse occurred in 1982. If you decide to head out, look up and check it out, make sure to dress warm.

You can find more information on Sunday night's viewing here.

The total eclipse will begin in the Central time zone at 10:41 p.m. and reach totality at 11:13 p.m., ending at 11:43 p.m.

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