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Are you ready to see the 'Super Blood Wolf Moon?'

Rare total lunar eclipse will turn the moon red
Posted at 5:22 PM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-18 17:22:27-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — It only happens every few years, and this Sunday night, North America will get the opportunity to see a unique total lunar eclipse called the 'Super Blood Wolf Moon.'

As the moon passes through the earth's shadow, starting around 11:40 p.m., it will change into a blood red color.

The phenomenon scared many ancient cultures that feared it was a bad omen.

In the attached video clip, 7 Eyewitness News Reporter Ed Reilly takes a closer look at what causes a 'Super Blood Wolf Moon.'

The Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve is planning a free, family night of lunar eclipse viewing activities at the Gateway Building in Woodlawn (old Bethlehem Steel Headquarters). Click here for more information on the Penn Dixie event

Additional viewing opportunities might be held by the Buffalo Museum of Science at the Tift Nature Preserve - but it depends on weather conditions. Watch the Tift Nature Preserve Facebook page for updates.
(Click here for the Tift Nature Preserve Facebook page)

Unfortunately, weather conditions could prevent viewing of the 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' in our area.

For those looking to watch the event live on the internet, NASA is recommending the following site (Click here to view eclipse)