The month takes on a red color when it is damaged & # 39; an earth in total total eclipse slide.
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Late on Monday (Jan. 21) and talk to push central night on heaven: the Super Blood Wolf Moon slip comes.
That is a mouth, but let's break it. The fullness of the January is a supermoon, which means that the month at the point is in its orbit there it is near the earliest. This is called perigy. The average distance from the Earth to the month is 238,855 miles (384,400 kilometers). At this year's periphery, the distance will drop to 222,043 kilometers (357,344 km). Follow month apogee in February, if the month is far from & # 39; the earth, it will be 252,622 kilometers (406,555 km) from the earth.
Practically speaking, perigee is hard to detect with the blood eye. As editor of Sky & Telescope, Alan MacRobert stays in & quot; rather of a superman's of 2016, sees the month as & # 39; s 25 percent higher and so & # 39; The area on perigee – "not enough to train if you are a rare month viewer," he said. [Here’s How to Watch Sunday’s Lunar Eclipse]
Blood and wolves
The "wolf" part of this month's month moniker is just a reference for the month of January. According to the Almere Account, the farmer's name has called the full moon the month, which consistently consists of traditional Native American or ancient Anglo-Saxon names. No one knows the exact origin of "Wolf Moon", but that is the name that is typically named January. [Photos: The Adventure Behind Eclipse Chasing]
The rest of the name is all about planetary geometry. This month, so the month is closest to the earth, the month will also experience a total mouth-watering eclipse. Lunar clip fits if the earth is between the sun and the month and the month comes in.
"Not only part of the shadow," said Paul Hayne, an astrophysics at the University of Colorado Boulder, "but the deepest, darkest part of the shadow," said the umber.
Despite the position of the month in this deep shadow, it will not completely disappear from & # 39; Earthlings' eyes. A little jealousy is saturday by the atmosphere of earth, bowed and scattered by the dark glass of gas that prevents our planet. Continue roaming with light, creating a cool & # 39; make a face of a month for viewers on earth. From the month it would look as if the earth had been surrounded by an orange ring of fire.
"It's like a sea of the earth a sun," said Hayne Live Science. Because of the color, mouthwash bells are also known as "blood moons".
Where to look
The total eclipse of one month lasts one hour and 2 minutes, according to NASA, with the partial phase extending over 2 hours and 17 minutes. The show starts subtly at 9:36 am. EST (6:36 hour PST) with a pena-diamond eclipse, as the outside of & # 39; Its shadow makes it clear the face of a month. Things get a little more interesting at 10:34. EST (7:34 PST), as the month introduces the head, dancer's part of Earth's shadow, the umra. This marks the beginning of one part-owned mouth-shaped eclipse.
At 11:41 pm EST (8:41 PST) starts the total minority pension. At this point, the month will be completely within the ombra, and the entire surface will have to be read red. The total eclipse will last until 12:43 AM EST (9:43 PM PST), and the partial eclipse will finish at 1:51 hrs (10:51 PM PST). The final, subtle dance of the pynombral-eclipse will fit through 2:48 hours (11:48 pm PST). The population, most of the United States – except Hawaii and some of & # 39; The Aleutian Islands – will have a great view, Hayne said.
"The next total eclipse is not until 2021 in May, and it will not be as good as visible in the Union for you," he said.
Hayne will see the unevenness of a less than full perch in Hawaii, where the month will not be, until much of the show is over. He and his scientists will visit the obsession with a thermal infrared camera at an observatory there. If the month is & # 39; damaged by & # 39; the earth goes, says Hayne, it starts to cool. Different materials cool at different rates, so the infrared image can lead to surface surfaces that are normally harder.
"We can see the latest influx craters at & # 39; a month or a month as a month, in an eclipse," said Hayne.
Originally published on Live Science.