Planetarium offers free enhanced viewing of ‘super wolf blood moon’

The 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' will be visible over Orlando this weekend

Sunday's celestial event will be the only total lunar eclipse for the next couple of years-the next one after that is in May 2021-and it should be a bloody good show. During the eclipse, our planet's shadow is projected onto the full Moon, slowly darkening its surface until it's completely covered. That mean that when the moon is at its closest point to Earth - known as the perigee - it can appear up to 17 percent larger than it does at the farthest point in its orbit.

Christian conspiracy theorists are claiming that as result of the spectacular lunar display, Christ will appear on Earth and herald in the end of days. The National Weather Service's outlook for Sunday night calls for cloud cover over a wide swath of the Pacific Northwest, so if you're a Seattleite, your best bet for seeing the eclipse may well be to watch it online.

Environment Canada is calling for clear skies during the eclipse, but the event will be cancelled if "the sky is too cloudy the event", the society said.

"Wolf Moon" - a Native American term used to describe the first full moon of the year.

"The super part of it is telling us that the moon is going to be super-sized", he said. But that last part is because of something much cooler: an eclipse. Day - off, so have no worries about staying up late howling at the SUPER BLOOD WOLF MOON.

1 Spend your Sunday at Lowell Observatory for a total lunar eclipse after hours celebration. "It not only is a supermoon and it's a total eclipse, but the total eclipse also lasts pretty long".

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Stargazers will be in for a treat on Sunday night, when the total lunar eclipse and super moon will light up the sky over Metro Vancouver.

So, to recap: The moon will be closer to Earth than usual (a "super moon"). The "screen" is the full moon, and the "movie" is the progression of Earth's shadow across the face of the moon.

The only total lunar eclipse of 2019, it gets underway Sunday just after 9:30 p.m., according to NASA.

The moon will start to enter the earth's shadow just after 2.30am and the maximum eclipse will happen just before 5.15am. The last perceptible hints of the penumbral eclipse are likely to fade from sight about a half-hour earlier than this, at about 11:15 p.m. Wait for a few days until the Super Snow Moon is rising a few hours after twilight, and you may be able to see what astronomers call "zodiacal light", when it's possible to see sunlight reflecting on dust in the solar system.

Capturing the eclipse on camera might prove a bit more hard for photographers, so astronomy expert Alan Dyer has a guide on How to Photograph the 2019 Lunar Eclipse.

The viewing in front of Union Station begins at 9 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

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