Will We See the Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse in NJ?
A "super blood wolf moon eclipse" will be happening overhead this Sunday into Monday.
According to USA Today, a super blood wolf moon eclipse is an eclipse that "happens when the moon passes fully into the shadow of Earth."
The eclipse will start on Sunday around 10:34 pm and the full eclipse will take place between 11:41 pm and 12:44 am on Monday morning.
When a full moon is at the closest point to Earth, it's called a supermoon. We will have a supermoon during the upcoming eclipse. That's the "super" part of the name.
During the eclipse time, the moon will not disappear. Instead, it will appear to be red, hence the "blood" in the name.
Native Americans referred to a full moon in January as a "wolf moon" because "it appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages."
So there you have it...a super blood wolf moon eclipse.
The big question is "will we be able to see it in New Jersey?" As of right now, the forecast for Sunday night into Monday morning is calling for snow, which means it will be cloudy.
So we will probably not have a great view of the moon. That said, there is a chance you'll be able to see it, so why not brave the cold and snow and head outside on Sunday night? If you miss it you'll have to wait until 2021 to see it again.