Full Wolf Moon Eclipse Tonight: Europe And Asia Will See It Perfectly

Grab your coat, a scarf and a hot cup of tea: if you gaze up into the sky tonight, you’ll see the first full moon of the year, known as a Wolf Moon.

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Each month throughout the year, specific full moons are given an amazing range of names. As long as you’re blessed with a clear sky, the Full Wolf Moon will be shining in the night sky at 19:21 (GMT) this evening, January 10.

As per IFLScience, a penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when ‘the Sun, Earth, and Moon are imperfectly aligned. More specifically, it’s seen when the Moon passes through part of Earth’s penumbra (Latin for half-shadow), obscuring some of the Sun’s light’.

A view of the wolf moon, aka blood moon, is seen above Rotterdam, The Netherlands on January 20, 2019. (Photo by Robin Utrecht/Sipa USA)

While Europe, Asia and much of Africa will be able to see the Wolf Moon, others may not be as lucky: Australia might catch a glimpse, but most of America won’t have the privilege as it’ll be daytime (if you’re in Alaska, eastern Maine, Greenland, and parts of northern and eastern Canada, you may be able to see it).

It’s an interesting sight, however, it’s not quite as rare as a total solar eclipse: the one visible tonight will be the first of four this year, with the others gracing the sky on June 5, July 5, and November 30 (2020 is also set to have 13 full Moons instead of the usual 12, with two happening in October this year).

It’s an interesting sight, however, it’s not quite as rare as a total solar eclipse: the one visible tonight will be the first of four this year, with the others gracing the sky on June 5, July 5, and November 30 (2020 is also set to have 13 full Moons instead of the usual 12, with two happening in October this year).

It’s an interesting sight, however, it’s not quite as rare as a total solar eclipse: the one visible tonight will be the first of four this year, with the others gracing the sky on June 5, July 5, and November 30 (2020 is also set to have 13 full Moons instead of the usual 12, with two happening in October this year).

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