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Space expert and author Dr David Whitehouse said that the best time to observe the "super blood wolf moon" in the United Kingdom is between 4:30-5:30 in the morning.

A blood moon refers to a reddish-copper color that happens during total lunar eclipses, Peterson said.

According to a National Geographic report, the eclipse is expected to be visible from the part of North, South and Central Americas and some parts of Western Europe.

"The Super Blood Wolf Moon will be visible for its entirety in North and South America on January 20-21", USA space agency NASA said in a statement.

Here's why this lunar eclipse is being called the "Super Blood Wolf Moon" by some. What we see is light reflected off of its surface from the sun.

"For a blood moon and a super moon to come together is fairly rare, it only happens every two years or so".

"If you have binoculars or a small telescope, you might get a better view, but you don't really need any of those things", Hartigan said, adding that this is one skywatching experience that's great for children.

The total eclipse of the moon will last 62 minutes, starting at 8:41 p.m.

Total lunar eclipses are very rare.

Walter Freeman, an assistant teaching professor at Syracuse University in NY state, said: "A little bit of sunlight is refracted by the Earth's atmosphere and reaches the Moon, bending around the edges of the Earth".

The moon will be near it's closest point to Earth for the month, which some call a "supermoon". During totality, the blood moon will be visible, making the moon appear to be bright red. Partial or total lunar eclipses happen up to three times per year and are often visible from a large swath of the planet at a time.

"By this time the full moon will have become considerably dimmer, however, unlike a solar eclipse it won't go completely dark as the earth's atmosphere will bend some of the sunlight, so that it continues to illuminate the moon".

In order to see it here in Saint Lucia, you will have to stay up late.

The penumbral eclipse starts at 9:36 p.m. E.T. on January 20, according to the site. The shorter, more pliable blue wavelengths of light are scattered outside the Earth's shadow and the longer, less bendable red wavelengths are refracted toward the moon.


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