QCA’s Augustana is Hosting a Super Blood Wolf Moon Watch Party
Watch the Super Blood Wolf Moon eclipse up close from the planetarium tomorrow night. So, what the heck is it?
It's not everyday that this kind of moon happens. Nope, it's not a blue moon, either. It's a total lunar eclipse, when the full moon moves completely into the earth's shadow. This means, the Sun, the Moon and Earth, will be in total alignment.
The moon won't fully disappear. It will actually turn red, which is why it's called a blood moon. It will also appear much larger, as a supermoon happens when it's full and closest to Earth.
The wolf part comes in because the January full moon is called 'wolf moon,' because of the old wives' tale that the wolves would howl outside of the villages. I'm banking on the fact that that really used to happen in the cold months of winter.
Accroding to Augustana.edu,
Dr. Carkner will be joined by other Augustana faculty and students in leading the programs. In addition to the 14-inch reflector in the Carl Gamble Observatory and telescopes on the grounds, a planetarium show on the wonders of the night sky will be offered."
Sure, you'll be able to see the moon tomorrow night with your own eyes, but why not go see it up close for yourself? It will be something you won't forget.