Indeed, other nicknames for the moon are grounded in genuine utility. This story was originally published January 18.
However, some sunlight still reaches the lunar surface indirectly , via the Earth's atmosphere, bathing the Moon in a reddish, yellow, or orange glow.
The first tetrad of the 21st century took place in 2003-2004, the second was in 2014—2015, and the next will be in 2032—2033, with the following eclipses:.
On the night of Sunday, January 20, sky-watchers across the Americas will have a front-row seat to a rare cosmic event, as three lunar phenomena converge to give rise to what some people are calling a super blood wolf moon.
Then, 2020 will see four penumbral eclipses. And if you're in North America, you'd have to wait even longer, until 2022! Total lunar eclipses are even more rare. Finally, the color of the fully eclipsed moon depends on the amount of dust in the Earth's atmosphere and the cloud cover on other parts of the Earth.
The United States, which experienced a total solar eclipse in 2017, will get another total one in 2024.
Because of the geometry of Earth, sun and moon, sometimes there are periods during which no lunar eclipses happen for a long time.
The first pair of these eclipses on Jan. Totality will last a full 63 minutes, with the maximum eclipse—when the moon is at its deepest, most dramatic coloration—occurring at 12: Update for 3 a. Further reading: Blood Moon is not a scientific term, though in recent times it is being widely used to refer to a total lunar eclipse because a fully eclipsed Moon often takes on a reddish color—like in the image below, which was taken during the total lunar eclipse in September 2015.
Blood moon 2019: Read Caption. It depends on the century you look at. So OK, meh on supermoon.