As if a total lunar eclipse wasn't unbelievable enough, this month's full moon is also at its perigee; at its closest position to Earth in its orbit, appearing larger than normal and often dubbed a "Supermoon".
As for full-moon supermoons, this will be the first of three this year.
The rare combination of lunar events will create a "super blood wolf moon" on Monday morning, but what is it and how can you watch it?
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.
"Most of the time, the moon's slightly tilted orbit brings it above or below Earth's shadow", according to NASA.
A lunar eclipse will take place in the hours of darkness, and is combined with the moon being closer to the earth than usual, making it a super moon.
While solar eclipses are unsafe to view directly, the light from lunar eclipses is much fainter and so is completely safe to view without special equipment.
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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.
"We will have other lunar eclipses, we just won't have anything quite as spectacular until May 2021". The total eclipse will end at 11:50 p.m. "(Nigerian Time) Monday, January 21, 2019 (i.e Sunday night) and lasts until 8:48 a.m. Monday morning, starting and ending as the moon passes through the penumbra (the lighter part) of the earth's shadow", the group stated.
In the first phase, no real difference will appear in the moon.
It's the only total lunar eclipse of 2019. The main event lasts about an hour.
A Blood Moon rises above The Hohenzollern Castle, the ancestral seat of the Prussian Royal House and of the Hohenzollern Princes, situated at the periphery of the Swabian Alb on July 27, 2018 in Hechingen, Germany.