The Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse is Coming to the Hudson Valley
When you hear something as intense sounding as the Super Blood Wolf Moon you're probably thinking it's from a movie.
However, scientists are saying the event is very real and that not far off. Of course, while it sounds scary, we have absolutely nothing to worry about.
So, what is it?
The total Lunar eclipse is set to begin late in the evening Sunday, January 20 and continue through early January 21. The Moon will pass through the Earth's shadow, giving it that telltale reddish- copper glow. It kind of looks like blood, hence the name.
Then, you have the fact that the eclipse will coincide with the Moon being at it's closest point to Earth in it's orbit. That is called a Supermoon, when a full or new moon passes closest to the Earth, giving it a slightly larger appearance.
The "wolf" part is simply the name given to the first full moon of the year, said have derived from the days when wolfs would howl during the cold January nights.
The total eclipse can be seen in the Hudson Valley and across the U.S., and begins around 9:36 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, and end 2:48 a.m. Monday, January. 21.
Hopefully, the weather across the area will provide clear viewing conditions because we won't see any total lunar eclipse for a while. According to SlashGear, the next total lunar eclipse that will be visible in the Hudson Valley will be in May 2020.