Clear skies to see Super Blood Wolf Moon total lunar eclipse Sunday night


The moon, Earth and sun will line up this weekend for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. At the same time, the moon will be ever so closer to Earth and appear slightly bigger and brighter than usual — a supermoon.

It begins with the partial phase around 10:34 p.m. EST Sunday. That's when Earth's shadow will begin to nip at the moon. Totality — when Earth's shadow completely blankets the moon — will last 62 minutes, beginning at 11:41 p.m. EST Sunday.

Weather for the lunar eclipse will include clear skies and a chilly night.

The Scobee Education Center is also hosting a viewing party for the lunar eclipse Sunday night.

The Scobee Education Center is hosting a watch party for the rare total lunar eclipse Sunday night from 7:30 p.m.- 11:30 p.m.

The event will be held on the top level of the 199 W Myrtle St Garage next to parking lot 16.

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Here is information about the eclipse and what it means:

SUPER: Moon makes closest approach to Earth in its orbit

WOLF - Named so by American Indian tribes as the first eclipse of the year

BLOOD - light being reflected from the earth is refracted (focused) towards the Moon. Blue wavelength is scattered away leaving only the long wavelength reds.

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