Eclipse alert 2019: When and where to watch super wolf blood moon

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New Delhi : The 2019's first eclipse is on the way. The Super Blood Wolf Moon will be seen on 20-21 January, giving rare celestial treats to sky gazers worldwide.

The upcoming event will be a total lunar eclipse of the year but people in India won't be able to see the blood red moon. Though half of the world cannot witness the action, yet there is no reason to miss this million dollar lunar moments.

Here's how to catch the Super Wolf Blood Moon live and what you can expect from it

A Super Wolf Blood Moon combines three separate lunar events in a single, super rare spectacle.

When our moon is at its furthest distance from Earth in its orbit and its "full" phase in the cycle, it is called a supermoon.

Americans traditionally call a full moon that takes place in January, a 'full wolf moon' from early colonial times, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac.

Any ‘blood moon’ is a colloquial reference to a total lunar eclipse.

When and where to watch Super Wolf Blood Moon on January 20

According to NASA's lunar eclipse projections, the total lunar eclipse will last an hour and 2 minutes. The full display from the beginning of the partial eclipse to the end will last 3 hours and 17 minutes, but won't be visible from India.

People in Europe, North and South America can enjoy total lunar eclipse for a long time.

Lunar eclipse in 2021

After the Super Blood Wolf moon on 21 January the next total lunar eclipse will be on 26 May, 2021, visible from North and South America, and East Asia.