On January the 21st, 2019 there is going to be a Lunar Eclipse, visible here in the UK (as well as many other parts of Europe and the Americas). A total lunar eclipse lasts a few hours. During this time the moon will turn a deep reddish colour, hence the name Blood Moon.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly behind the Earth’s shadow, when the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon are exactly aligned, with the Earth in between. It can only occur on the night of a full moon and it may be viewed from anywhere on the night side of Earth.
The January 2019 lunar eclipse will coincide with a supermoon. A supermoon is when a full moon coincides with the point in its orbit at which it is closest to Earth (called perigee). This makes the full moon appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual.
January’s full moon is nick named the Wolf Moon. Don’t miss the Super-Blood-Wolf-Moon, on January the 21st 2019!