A Super blood wolf moon
A total lunar eclipse will give an apparent reddish colour to the lunar surface – known as a blood moon.
At the same time, the moon will be slighty closer to Earth than normal and appear slightly bigger and brighter than usual – a phenomenon called a supermoon.
In January, the full moon is also sometimes known as the wolf moon or great spirit moon – hence the super blood wolf moon.
Astronomers and skygazers are particularly interested in this year’s blood moon, as it is the last of its kind for two years and lasts for more than an hour.