Don't miss the 'super blood wolf eclipse' Sunday night

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

What happens if you miss the total lunar eclipse?

The information was contained in a statement issued to NAN by Dr Felix Alle, the Head, Media and Public Communications of the agency in Abuja.

There is, however, a legitimately interesting celestial event coming: a total lunar eclipse, which occurs when the sun, moon and Earth line up, with the Earth passing between the sun and the moon.

By 10:33 p.m. ET, you should see Earth's shadow start to move across the surface of the moon, growing larger and larger and larger until it completely covers it up.

"Those in the United Kingdom will be able to see every part of the eclipse as long as they are willing to stay up all night!" "People ask me all the time, what's your favorite thing about lunar eclipses?"

It's hard to predict the exact hue of lunar eclipses, but whatever shade results can offer insight about the chemistry of the Earth's atmosphere.

According to NASA, if the skies are clear the eclipse will be visible across North America, South America, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Britain, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, France and Spain.

But to see the decade's final total eclipse of the moon, all you need is one hour and two minutes. That light can also change based on dust, pollutants or other particles in Earth's atmosphere.

"During totality, which will last 62 minutes, the moon will appear to glow like an eerie ball - which to the eye, and especially in binoculars and small telescopes - will appear nearly three dimensional", Joe Rao, an instructor at New York's Hayden Planetarium, wrote in a column. The Moon will be about 357,300 km away from Earth. And "wolf" references the fact that the eclipse is taking place in January.

The moon also will appear large, because it will be at a point in its elliptical orbit that's close to the Earth.

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

The total lunar eclipse, which will be visible from the United States for the first time in three years, will happen as the Earth is positioned directly between the sun and the moon.

According to, a penumbral eclipse is "often mistaken for a normal full moon".

If you can't catch the eclipse through your window, you can always watch it livestreamed on a screen.

You can also look for livestreams of the "super blood wolf moon" eclipse if it won't be visible where you are.

"If people find any bit of clearness and a hole in the clouds, try to enjoy the eclipse".

The next total lunar eclipse won't be until May 2021. You'll notice the moon getting significantly darker. The name can be traced to earlier times when wolves would gather to howl at the moon during an unusual event.

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