What to Know
The “Super Blood Wolf Moon” is visible Sunday night in New York
Clouds are expected to clear for a time that might coincide with the lunar eclipse
The best time to view the super blood wolf lunar moon will be from 11:41 p.m. to 12:12 a.m.
Skywatchers, space lovers and moon howlers, this is your night.
The so-called "Super Blood Wolf Moon," the only total lunar eclipse in 2019, happens tonight and is visible in its entirety in New York.
Although there are clouds now, Storm Team 4 says it there will be a window when the skies clear and it might align with the eclipse. Anyone interested in seeing the phenomenon should check after midnight -- and bundle up.
The phenomenon gets its name because of it’s “super” close distance to the Earth and it’s visibly “blood”/reddish hue. The title of “wolf” is given to the January full moon. This particular instance is rare since it is uncommon to have a supermoon during an eclipse, according to NASA.
While a solar eclipse can only be visible for a short moment, along with proper protective eyewear, a lunar eclipse can be seen for about an hour at night as long as you have a clear sky.
The eclipse will begin at 9:36 p.m. The best time to view the super blood wolf lunar moon will be from 11:41 p.m. to 12:12 a.m. The phenomenon will be complete at 2:48 a.m.
Whether you’re in the city or out on Long Island, the event can be visible to the naked eye. Be sure to bring your binoculars and telescopes for a more detailed view.