Article: “Super wolf blood moon: What to know and how to watch it”

Photo credit to ABC News Online

As you can tell by the name of my blog, I flipping love space. The universe in it’s entirety has fascinated me since I was a wee one. I’m obsessed with the moon, which is one of the catalysts to urge me to study wicca.

Anywho, we have a spectacular even happening tomorrow. And if you don’t want to witness it now, it’ll be back in 18 years so fear not.

A super wolf blood moon is described as follows:

The term “super” refers to the placement of the moon. This month, the moon will be at its closest point to Earth’s orbit, making it appear larger than normal.

The term “wolf” derives from the Native American nickname for January’s full moon and the wolves who “howled in hunger outside the villages,” according to the Farmer’s Almanac.

The term “blood” comes from the way the sun’s light bends and refracts off the Earth’s atmosphere and onto the moon’s surface, making it appear red or copper at times. This phenomenon, called “Rayleigh scattering,” is also what causes the beautiful colors of our sunrises and sunsets as well as what makes our sky look blue. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California notes, however, that clouds, dust, ash and organic matter in Earth’s atmosphere may change the expected color of a super wolf blood moon.

Read this beautiful article about this lovely lunar phenomenon here on ABC News. 🌙

xoxo, Elle

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