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Rare super wolf blood moon happening tonight

January 20, 2019 - 12:30 PM

A rare lunar eclipse will be visible throughout the continent tonight.

The super wolf blood moon is expected to be visible for over 60 minutes tonight, Jan. 20.

B.C. moon-gazers can see it in full swing between 8:41 p.m. and 9:43 p.m.

The Earth's penumbra, or the outer region of its shadow, will graze the moon starting at about 6:37 p.m. moving into a partial eclipse at 7:33 p.m. The entire event will be over at about 11:48 p.m.

Environment Canada predicts some clouds in the sky throughout the Interior. Kamloops might see a few clouds, and Penticton will be partially cloudy. The Kelowna and Vernon skies are expected to be mainly cloudy. 

A "super moon" occurs when the moon reaches its closest point to the Earth on its orbital path. 

The "wolf moon" is the name given to the first full moon of the year.

During a total lunar eclipse the moon appears red thus earning it the name "blood moon."

So a super wolf blood moon means all of three are happening at the same time. 

Canada Space Agency website says we won't see another full lunar eclipse until May 26, 2021.

READ MORE: Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

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