Super Blood Wolf Moon total lunar eclipse

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The moon, Earth and sun will line up tonight for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. At the same time, the moon will be ever so closer to Earth and appear slightly bigger and brighter than usual — a supermoon.

It begins with the partial phase around 9:33 p.m. CST tonight. That's when Earth's shadow will begin to nip at the moon. Totality — when Earth's shadow completely blankets the moon — will last about 62 minutes, beginning at 10:41 p.m. CST tonight. The maximum eclipse will occur at 11:12 p.m. CST tonight.

The weather for the lunar eclipse tonight will consist of mostly clear skies and chilly temperatures into the upper 30s to low 40s. Cloud cover will develop overnight tonight.

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Here is information about the eclipse and what it means:

SUPER: Moon makes closest approach to Earth in its orbit

WOLF - Named so by American Indian tribes as the first eclipse of the year

BLOOD - Light being reflected from the Earth is refracted (focused) towards the Moon. Blue wavelength is scattered away leaving only the long wavelength reds.

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