the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, tonight Suday night , if the sky clears a super blood wolf moon will be visible across the U.S. and South America for about three hours.
Tonights viewing wil combine three lunar events at once:
Supermoon – when a Full Moon is at perigee, or its closest approach to Earth
Wolf Moon – the name given to the January Full Moon
Blood Moon – the reddish tint during a lunar eclipse as sunlight is filtered and refracted by Earth’s atmosphere – the exact shade varies based on the particulates in the atmosphere
Together the events will give the moon a reddish tint and make it appear bigger and brighter than usual. This is the second of three super blood wolf moons this century.
The next one won’t happen for another 18 years. The unique eclipse will begin at 10:35 p.m. Eastern time.