Where to watch the Super Blood Wolf Moon in Calgary

Where to watch the Super Blood Wolf Moon in Calgary

Where to watch the Super Blood Wolf Moon in Calgary

The eclipse will conclude just before 2 a.m.

The process then goes in reverse as the moon begins its exit through the umbra and eventually the penumbra. Sunlight filtered through the earth's atmosphere bounces back onto the moon's surface, and because the light waves are stretched out, they appear red when they strike the moon's surface. The Moon is given the name Super Moon when a full moon comes within 90 percent of its closest approach to Earth.

This super blood moon is going to be fun because we will be able to see the moon and the stars in the same sky - usually the moon is too bright to see the stars at the same time, according to the Cherokee of the early 1800s.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon, Earth and sun line up with us being in the middle. But approximately once a year, as the moon travels along its tilted axis, it ends up directly behind Earth and is thrust into near darkness. According to New York City meteorologist Joe Rao, the Big Apple last had such a favorable viewing geometry in 1797, and another total lunar eclipse will not appear as high in the city's skies until far-off 2113.

So that's what a Lunar Eclipse is.

And lastly is the 'Wolf Moon, ' a name given to the first full moon of the year.

Where will you be when the moon grows dark and ruddy this Sunday?

But what really makes this weekend's eclipse noteworthy is how easy it should be to see: Weather permitting, it will be visible in its entirety to all of North and South America (as well as parts of western Europe and northwestern Africa)-and in the Americas its timing happens to align with socially acceptable circadian rhythms. The first total lunar eclipse to follow January 21's event will occur on May 26, 2021, and will be visible over the Pacific Ocean, with viewing possibilities in North America, South America and east Asia. Weather forecasts predict harsh weather in some areas, but there will be live-stream options available.

The total eclipse, which will begin minutes before midnight on the East Coast (0500 GMT) and just before 9 p.m.in the West, will unfold on the day before Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday's observatory event is all-ages and doors open at 8:30 p.m. Ticket price is by donation only.

"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 Space.com column. Some sunlight reaches the Earth's atmosphere, which envelops the moon and gives it the rich colour. The moon doesn't disappear from sight but does become "10,000 or so times dimmer than usual".

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