Total lunar eclipse occurs Sunday night

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A rare total lunar eclipse on January 20 combining with supermoon will result in a phenomenon, that the astrophysicist call a "super blood wolf moon". The super moon is the first of three this year.

The "Wolf" moon is the name given to January's full moon. This special event also just happens to coincide with the January 2019 supermoon, which is now being called a Super Blood Wolf Moon.

During the eclipse, sunlight is refracted by the earth's atmosphere and reaches the moon's surface as it bends around the earth's surface. The moon will be a little closer than it normally is to the Earth.

Sunday's eclipse is a "super" blood moon because of the specific time in its orbit when it's closer to Earth.

A lunar eclipse happens when the earth is between the sun and the moon. According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, Native American tribes named each of full moons - this one referring to howling canines outside of villages.

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Yes. The tidal effects and extra night lighting from the moon cause fish to become more active which is why full moons are are a favored time to go fishing.

This will be the last total lunar eclipse visible in the USA until May 26, 2021.

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in UAE, but it can be observed as a penumbral lunar eclipse in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The eclipse is expected to be visible from parts of North, Central and South Americas at 9:35 p.m. EST. That is the point where the moon will have that red-orange tint. That's why an eclipsed moon is sometimes known as a blood moon.

The eclipse is set to begin at 2.36am in the United Kingdom on Monday 21 January, though observers are unlikely to see anything until much later in the morning. "A lunar eclipse, you can just step outside and find a clear area where you can see the moon, and you'll be able to see the eclipse". The entire ordeal lasts about 3 and a half hours. The Earth's atmosphere mostly scatters the blue light (which is why the sky is blue during the day), while the red light that is not scattered completely continues its way to the Moon and makes it red. TimeandDate.com will live stream the event.

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