Super Blood Wolf Moon Is Coming This Weekend

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG) - Weather permitting, this Sunday night, January 20th we will be treated to a Super Blood Wolf Moon and total lunar eclipse visible here in Northwest Florida. Right now the skies are forecast to be clear, but it will be windy & cold with temps falling into the 30s during the eclipse.

The full moon this month is a super moon. A supermoon is a full moon or a new moon that nearly coincides with the closest distance that the Moon reaches to Earth in its elliptic orbit, resulting in a slightly larger-than-usual apparent size of the lunar disk as viewed from Earth.

The 1st moon of the new year is known as the wolf moon. For many years, people across Europe, as well as Native American tribes, named the months after features they associated with the Northern Hemisphere seasons.

The moon will also take on blood or red color as it passed into the shadow of the earth during the eclipse... hence the blood description.

Here is how the timing will shape up for our area, we just have to hope the clouds stay away.

Penumbral Eclipse begins
Jan 20 at 8:36:29 pm

Partial Eclipse begins
Jan 20 at 9:33:54 pm

Full Eclipse begins
Jan 20 at 10:41:17 pm

Maximum Eclipse
Jan 20 at 11:12:14 pm

Full Eclipse ends
Jan 20 at 11:43:15 pm

Partial Eclipse ends
Jan 21 at 12:50:39 am

Penumbral Eclipse ends
Jan 21 at 1:48:02 am