Blood moon: This Sunday you can experience a rare ‘Super Wolf Blood Moon’

This weekend half of the world will be able to witness a spectacular ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon‘ total lunar eclipse (a mouthful, we know), according to reports.

Forbes claim that Sunday night is the night to turn your eyes to the sky if you live in North and Central America, whereas for South America and large parts of Europe, the spectacle will occur in the early hours of Monday morning.

Fred Espenak, a retired NASA astrophysicist and eclipse expert, said: “It’s perfectly placed for the Americas and Western Europe, and we will see the entire event from start to finish.”

What does the blood moon mean?

For anyone else wondering what a ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ is (yes, you’re not alone in your confusion), the event will see the moon pass into the Earth’s outer penumbral shadow, losing its brightness.

After this, the moon will enter the inner, darker ‘umbral’ shadow of Earth and thereby begin to be eclipsed. This results in some of the moon turning red in colour.

Espenak advises using a pair of binoculars or a small telescope to watch the spectacle, though the partial phases can be seen by the naked eye.

Now, if haven’t got time to watch the whole thing, it’s the totality of the ‘blood moon’ that Espenak says is worth seeing. “The best part of the eclipse is during the 62 minutes of the total eclipse. The Moon is then bathed in a beautiful red hue produced by sunlight filtered through Earth’s atmosphere.”

As per AccuWeather, the first phase of the eclipse will begin at 9:36pm EST, though the totality phase (the exciting part) is expected to begin just before midnight and last for around an hour.

Sounds cool right?

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  1. Jene Wertz says:

    Love these! Are any for sale?

  2. Michelle says:

    Breathtaking! Love ❤ So very beautiful!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    in Michigan goes across the sky horizontally not vertically.

  4. Andrea says:

    Amazing photos.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I love how your click image is form #cosmos on Fox and you didn’t even bother to hide the watermark you used to make it look like the probe took the photos from IN the Jupiter atmosphere.

    • Cleo Cat says:

      yep, thought the same thing. pretty obvious, but still the article did surprisingly have some interesting details.

  6. Mark Bracken says:


  7. Marilyn Kinsella says:

    Learn something new everyday. Never heard of these – fascinating, beautiful, inspiring and downright awesome.

  8. Halina Biernacki says:

    Yes, these are stunning pic’s …. however, due to the development “doctoring” technology … how much of this is real?

  9. Lill ashakara says:

    Amazing, beautiful. Thank you, it made my day.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Miles Hebert for such amazing photos and making my day just a little more enriched. I have not seen these mice before, learn something new every day! Thanks, Miles!

  11. Angie says:

    Hi I have seen a photo of a field mouse sleeping in a purple tulip b,4 on FB. So cute I love these photos of these little miceys. It must be a lovely experience for you to see nature at its finest. And to capture such an event. With your eyes through your camera. Envy. From Angie ☺

  12. scott says:

    Beautiful. Who painted them?

  13. Wanda says:

    Churning storms make it look like the tie dye planet

  14. Anonymous says:

    and were not united with universe hahaha

  15. Anonymous says:

    That’s some beautiful fake bullshit right there.

  16. Lyn Hoffmann says:

    Yhese are NOT fake – we see clouds just like these in Australia – just because some people haven’t aactually seen them, does not mean they are fake, becaue they are NOT!

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