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How to see the last 'super blood wolf moon' lunar eclipse for 18 years

Take that away and you've got a super blood moon, which is a total lunar eclipse that happens at "perigee syzygy".

This weekend, a total lunar eclipse will give skywatchers a chance to see the moon turn a tiresome red as it slips into Earth's shadow.

"The dust stops blue light from getting through, but allows the red light to get through, hence a "blood moon".

We're in for a treat: In addition to being a "supermoon", this month's full moon will also experience a lunar eclipse, taking on a reddish/orangish tint during transit.

First, it's a wolf moon, a traditional name for full moons in winter.

Tom Kerss, an astronomer from the Royal Observatory Greenwich, said: 'We're going into this unusual lull in total lunar eclipses over the next couple of years.

North and South America, Northwestern France, Northwestern Spain, Portugal, Easter Pacific and Nothreastern tip of Russian Federation and Western Africa will witness a total lunar eclipse.

A complete lunar eclipse will occur on January 20 and 21, 2019, depending where on the globe you are viewing from. "That's about the difference between the largest possible supermoon and the smallest possible moon". The entire celestial event will wrap up at 1:51AM ET, though there won't be much to see by that point.

"You can enjoy the lunar eclipse with the naked eye", Thanjavur said.

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Next chance for Americans to see a total lunar eclipse is 2022.

The eclipse will begin around 6:30 p.m.

"The moon's orbit around the Earth is not perfectly circular".

The eclipse will begin at 04:41 GMT, peak at 05:15 GMT, and end at 05:45 GMT. Most of the time, when Earth is between the sun and the moon, the moon is far enough off-center for the sun's light to still hit the moon's full face. Basically, the moon during a lunar eclipse is reflecting light from every rosy sunrise or sunset on Earth.

While the lunar event is happening, football fans watching or attending the AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs may be able to spot the eclipse.

In London totality will be between 4.41am and 5.43am on Monday morning.

Starting at half past eight, the shadow will start to encroach on the moon, with the body in full eclipse by about 9:45 p.m. For a lunar eclipse, the moon, Earth, and sun are all directly in line.

You can go outside and see it for yourself, too, as long as the clouds do not come in too strong.

If there are cloudy skies obstructing the show, Fazekas said people can always watch by tuning into a live webcast hosted by Astronomerswithoutborders.org, which will be livestreaming the eclipse from four different telescopes situated on four different continents.

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