First Publish at Chile Today
ANTOFAGASTA – Some parts of the world are waiting for a very rare phenomenon tonight, in which they will be able to see the full eclipse of the Moon as it journeys through its cycle, and the Earth moves between the Sun and Moon, causing a phenomenon known as a super blood wolf Moon.
Not to be repeated before 2021, the phenomenon will be visible from North America, Western Europe, Africa and South America.
In the Middle Ages, this type of eclipse was called “super blood wolf Moon” by Native Americans, as it caused wolves to howl regularly.
As appeared on Timeanddate.com, the three-hour eclipse will start at 11:35 p.m., Santiago Time and will be seen throughout Chile. In total, it will last for more than five hours, as the Moon exits the Earth’s shadow by 2.48 p.m.
To watch this rare Moon, Chileans started gathering in the centrals of cities, and some are waiting by their windows to take commemorative photos.
The lunar eclipse
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are very closely aligned, with Earth between the other two. A lunar eclipse can occur only on the night of a full moon.
When the Earth blocks the Moon, the Earth’s atmosphere will scatter blue and green light waves from the Sun’s rays, but the longer red and orange ones will pass through and be refracted around Earth and bathe the Moon. This creates the so-called “super blood wolf Moon” that will only be visible in parts of the planet where you can see the lunar eclipse.