LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - It's called the Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse, and it won't happen again until 2021.
Sunday, Jan. 20, through Monday, the 21st, is when you can see this rare phenomenon.
It will rise in the sky Sunday night.
Here's a breakdown of what it is.
It's a supermoon. This occurs when the moon is closer to the earth as it rotates around. The moon appears bigger and brighter.
It's a lunar eclipse, referred to as a blood moon. This happens when the earth's shadow is cast upon the moon. It happens when the moon passes into what's called the penumbra and then the umbra. When this happens, the moon takes on a red hue, which is why it's referred to as a "blood" moon.
Lunar eclipses can happen only during a full moon, when the Moon and the Sun are on opposite sides of Earth. At that point, the Moon can move into the shadow cast by Earth, resulting in a lunar eclipse. However, most of the time, the Moon’s slightly tilted orbit brings it above or below Earth’s shadow.
It's a wolf moon. According to the Old Farmers Almanac, Native Americans called the January full moon "the wolf" because it appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside of villages.
The partial eclipse starts at 10:33 p.m. and ends at 1:50 a.m.
The total eclipse can be seen from 11:41 p.m. until 12:43 a.m.
The maximum eclipse is at 12:12 a.m.
The full experience, from the start of the partial eclipse to the end, will last 3 hours and 17 minutes.
This will be the last total lunar eclipse until May 2021 and the last visible one in the U.S. until 2022.
Many are wondering if they will be able to see it in Michigan ... it's likely, but it will depend on the weather, clear skies will make it hard to miss.