The "super blood wolf moon eclipse" is coming to a sky near you later this January 20 and 21 with a trifecta of lunar activities – a total lunar eclipse, a super blood moon, and a "Wolf Moon."
"The moon starts to enter into the earth's shadow in a portion called the umbra when the sun is totally blocked out," Brian Murphy, director of Indiana's Holcomb Observatory & Planetarium said, "the earth is moving from right to left through the shadow."
Why do they call it a Wolf Moon?
Wolf Moon is a nickname for a full moon that appears in the middle of winter. It was given by the Native American tribes after the wolves that howled as they hunted for food in the winter.
Why you can't afford to miss it?
Because, it will be the last total lunar eclipse until May 26, 2021.
Here's everything you need to know about the unusual phenomenon:
The event will be visible from the US, Greenland, Iceland, western Europe, and western Africa.
During a super moon, the brightness of the moon can increase up to 30 percent, according to NASA. At its largest, it can appear 14% larger in diameter than the smallest full moon.
The 2019 total lunar eclipse will last approximately 1 hour and 2 minutes. It will kick off around 11:41 p.m. ET on Jan. 20 and peak around 12:16 a.m. ET on Jan. 21.