There's A Super Blood Wolf Moon Coming This Month

by Thea Glassman
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The Super Blood Wolf Moon is an incredibly rare phenomenon and it’s headed our way

Things are about to get a little bit eerie this January. A Super Blood Wolf Moon is making a very rare appearance in the sky at the end of this month and it’ll be quite a sight to see. So, what exactly is a Super Blood Wolf Moon, when will it make a cameo, and will you turn into a werewolf…? All your pressing questions answered below.

This phenomenon occurs when the moon, sun, and Earth line up. The moon will look much bigger and brighter as a result, so get your cameras at the ready (no filter necessary). The Super Blood Wolf Moon is actually a triple threat combination of a supermoon, a blood moon, and a wolf moon. So, yes, that does mean that we’ll all get to experience seeing an actual red moon.

“This one is particularly good,” Rice University astrophysicist Patrick Hartigan told CNBC. “It not only is a supermoon and it’s a total eclipse, but the total eclipse also lasts pretty long. It’s about an hour.”

If you’re in the Americas, Greenland, Iceland, western Europe, or western Africa you’ll be able to see it, according to National Geographic.

According to National Geographic, you can catch this super-sized moon on January 20th at 11:41 p.m. ET. It’ll last for 62 minutes and no, you won’t develop any wolf-like characteristics (damnit).

However, there might be some other cool impacts. Laura Tempest Zakroff, a modern witch, told Refinery29 that lunar eclipses are usually associated with change – so we should all buckle up for some potential new excitement.

“As this one coincides with the first full moon of the regular calendar year, it’s a good time to contemplate what things — ideas, habits, practices — you may wish to leave behind, and what you want to bring into your life and build upon for the year to come,” she suggested.

Astrologist Amelia Quint agreed, telling Allure that people should expect some exciting things to come their way. She also recommended that we light a gold or yellow candle in celebration of Leo, which is the astrology sign of the eclipse.

“Between being at 0 degrees, square to rebellious Uranus, and right on top of asteroid Dionysus (the Greek god of wine and parties), the universe is sending everyone on a totally new adventure,” she said. ”It might seem completely unexpected at first, but it’ll probably be way more fun than what you had planned anyway.”

Alright, everybody, I guess we better brace ourselves for some intrigue. If this moon is responsible for some Eat, Pray, Love moments, I’m pretty okay with that.