Total Lunar Eclipse or the Super Blood Wolf Moon will exhibit a phenomenal view in the sky today. The Full Moon will turn Orange or Blood Red at the peak of the Total Lunar Eclipse.
What does Bible say about the Blood Moon
Some Christian have associated Blood Moons with a bad omen and end of time prophecies found in the Bible’s Book of Joel and the Book of Revelations.
Joel 2:30-31 read: “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.”
The Blood Moon is also featured in the Book of Revelations in passage 6:12,which states: “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood.”
Stories behind the Super Blood Wolf Moon
The full moon of January is traditionally called “Blood Wolf Moon” because of the folklore tradition that –
The Blood Wolf Moon occurred when hungry wolves howled outside the villages.
First Lunar Eclipse and Super Blood Wolf Moon of the Year
The Total Lunar Eclipse will occur overnight on the 20th January and 21st January of 2019 marking the First Lunar Eclipse of the year.
It will also be the Last Total Lunar Eclipse until 2021. This total lunar eclipse can be seen in both North as well as South America.
Apart from that it will also be visible in certain parts of Western Europe along with Africa.
While the North and South America will be able to witness all the phases of the Total Lunar Eclipse, but central and eastern Africa as well as Asia will witness only partial eclipse of the moon.
Events of the lunar eclipse
During the weekend, the Partial Lunar Eclipse will begin at 10:33 pm ET. However, the Blood Red Moon will be visible only when the moon slips completely into the shadow of the Earth. This will happen at 11:41 pm ET and will follow up.
The entire event of Total Lunar Eclipse will last for about 5 hours. but, the most impressive phase of this year’s eclipse will be as long as 62 minutes.
The Full Moon will start losing its brightness on the 20th of January at about 21:36 and will begin becoming reddish from a corner at 22:33.
This Blood Red color will spread from one corner thereby covering the entire moon which will be the most spectacular sight to behold. At 23:41 the entire moon will be Blood Red.
Despite it being a Super Moon on the Total Lunar Eclipse of 2019, there wont be much difference in the size of the moon which we usually see at other points in the orbit of the Earth.
The Total Lunar Eclipse as well as the phenomenal view of Blood Red Moon can be viewed without the requirement of any special gear.
Binoculars or telescope will only enhance the view, however no protection is required.
Experience on the moon during lunar eclipse
The events of Lunar Eclipses are even spectacular when seen from the moon. This has been stated by the experts.
While entering the Lunar Eclipse if you are on the moon, then darkness will fall around you as the earth begins blocking the light of the sun. And when you will look up, you will notice a ring of light.
The next total lunar eclipse that will be visible in the United States will be in May of 2021, on the 26th. The other one will be on the 16th of May in 2022.