Prepare Yourself: Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse

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On Sunday, January 20, 2019 there will be a Super Moon Eclipse. What does this mean and where can you see it?

On January 20, 2019, the Western Hemisphere will be treated to a total Lunar Eclipse. There won't be another total lunar eclipse until 2021 and this one will happen during the Super Moon.

What is a Super Moon?

As it turns out, when the Moon orbits around Earth, it does not do so in a perfect circle. It moves in a sort of wobbly stretched out circle type of shape called an elliptical orbit and can vary from221,456miles (356,400 kilometers) to252,088 miles (405,696 km). When the Moon is closer to Earth, it will seem larger, in fact it will appear 14% larger and 30% brighter at its closestthan when the Moon is at its furthest distance from Earth. A Super Moon is when a full Moon (or new Moon)happens around the same time that the Moon is closest to Earth.

What is an Eclipse?

As the Moon orbits around Earth, and Earth orbits around the Sun, there comes a time when the Moon Earth and Sun all line up in a row. This is a full Moon. Sometimes, the Moon will pass directly behind the Earth, when this happens the Earth's shadow makes the full Moon turn Dark.This is called an Eclipse. Why isn't there an eclipse every full Moon? Well because the Moon orbits Earth on a little bit of a tilt, and most of the time when the Moon Earth and Sun are in a straight line, the Moon will be a little higher or lower than Earth's shadow. The Moon does not turn black during an eclipse, instead it appears red because of the way red light bends around Earth and hits the Moon. Because it turns red it is often called a Blood Moon.

What is a Wolf Moon?

Ancient civilizations gave each Full Moon a name because all of nature revolves around the full Moon. (remember learning something about how sea turtles always lay their eggs on the first full moon of Spring?) Each civilizationused different names, but here are some of the most common names:

First Full Moon of Winter = Wolf Moon aka Old Moon, Ice Moon
Second Full Moon ofWinter = Snow Moon aka Storm Moon, Hunger Moon
Last Full Moon of Winter= Worm Moon aka Chaste Moon, Death Moon, Crust Moon, Sap Moon

First Full Moon of Spring = Pink Moon aka Egg Moon, Fish Moon
Second Full Moon ofSpring = Flower Moon aka Hare Moon, Milk Moon
Last Full Moon of Spring= Strawberry Moon aka Rose Moon, Hot Moon

First Full Moon of Summer = Buck Moon aka Thunder Moon, Hay Moon
Second Full Moon ofSummer = Sturgeon Moon aka Grain Moon, Red Moon
Last Full Moon ofSummer= Harvest Moon aka Corn Moon, Barley Moon

First Full Moon of Fall = Hunter's Moon aka Travel Moon, Dying Grass Moon
Second Full Moon of Fall = Beaver Moon aka Frost Moon
Last Full Moon of Fall = Cold Moon aka Oak Moon

There is one other famous Moon you may have heard of, the Blue Moon . Where is this Moon? Well here is an interesting quirk of nature. All of nature must work together, so flowers MUST bloom when the insects are at their greatest numbers, so the insects MUST reproduce in large numbers before the flowers appear. Also, birds that eat the insects MUST have their eggs hatched eight when all the insects appear, so there is a lot of food for their chicks. And the birds MUST fertilize the eggs a month or so before the flowers bloom so that the eggs hatch at just the right time.

In a perfect world there would be 12 full Moons each year and the animals could simply "count" how many Moons and know when they need to migrate, hibernate, look for a mate, etc. However, the world is not perfect, some years there are 13 full Moons, not 12. When there is that extra full Moon, it will fall into one of the seasons (Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall) and when it does, it is the 3rd full Moon of that season which becomes the Blue Moon. Notice how the Moons are listed above as "First", "Second" or "Last" full Moon... this way we can insert the Blue Moon as the "Third" Full Moon and not have to rename anything.

All of nature knows this, and simply "ignores" the Blue Moon when it appears.

The Super Blood Wolf Full Moon Eclipse

Now you know what all those words mean..... be ready for it. A big bright full Moon and an eclipse! If you are in the Americas the night of January 20thhope for good weather, this won't be coming around again anytime soon. Also read up on all the magic of a full Moon!

Added to on Dec 30, 2018
Last edited on Dec 30, 2018
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Jan 02, 2019
add comment...... Iam going to do some spells on that day, even though iam in india.

Jan 16, 2019
me to

Jan 03, 2019
I hope to have a clear sky on that night.

Jan 05, 2019

Jan 09, 2019
Yes same.

Jan 06, 2019
I think I saw one when I was younger ^^ who knows. All I know is that I hooe for clear weather.

Jan 16, 2019
right hope its clear weather

Jan 08, 2019
I feared that if I'm going to do one spell on that day, it is true. Even though I live in Puerto Rico.

Jan 10, 2019
Will my spells be more effective during this super blood wolf full moon

Jan 12, 2019
nothing feels better than being under a blood moon

Jan 12, 2019
It's my thirteenth and my sisters seventh bday...

Jan 12, 2019
Can't wait - this is SUPER exciting :) Nothing like a good spell under a full moon with beautiful history.

Jan 16, 2019

Jan 12, 2019
What kind of spells can we cast during this moon?

Jan 16, 2019
A spell that says you can do it over a full moon

Jan 16, 2019
I would do a moon water spell but the water would probably freeze before it was done.

Jan 16, 2019
Yes finally, i'm so happy for this!!!!

Jan 16, 2019
I am in need of recommendation for a spell to use to supply my business as well as my employees with great prosperity in all areas of life. Know any?

Jan 18, 2019
I hope I can see it! Around what time does it appear in Michigan/North America?

Jan 20, 2019
On the title of this post it said 11:45pm est

Jan 18, 2019
Can I make a money spell on that night and any help on that am from Ghana

Jan 19, 2019
Pretty bad, at my place it always raining.

Jan 19, 2019
Eclipse Times

Jan 19, 2019
Starts: Jan 20 at 6:36:29 pm PST, thats 9:36 pm Eastern Time

Jan 19, 2019
Full Eclipse: Jan 20 at 8:41:17 pm PST, that's 11:41 pm Eastern Time

Jan 20, 2019
hey, I am from Lithuania so...

Jan 20, 2019
You wont be able to see it, it will happen during the day your time.... you may be able to find it being streamed online though.

Jan 20, 2019
Wow thanks for the info. I couldn’t have found this post at any better time.

Jan 20, 2019
Comment if you happy that's its happening today

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