A full moon, Supermoon, and lunar eclipse – the trifecta!
The full moon occurs late on the 20th of January and into the early morning on the 21st, and this month, it is called the Wolf Moon, which that also happens to be when the moon will be the closest to Earth as it follows its elliptical path. When the moon reaches this point, it is called a Supermoon and will appear just slightly larger than average. But that’s not all; there will ALSO be a lunar eclipse!
A lunar eclipse is when the moon passes into the Earth's shadow from the sun, which is also referred to as a blood moon. The term 'blood moon' comes from the reddish tint it takes on during the eclipse.
With all three of these things going on, the event takes on the title of Super Wolf Blood Moon, and that is a mouthful!
This will all occur at 11:12PM, central time, on January 20th, 2019.