Super blood moon: What is it and how can you see it?

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Super moon as seen from London.European Photopress Agency
This is a picture of the super moon as seen from north London

A blood moon is another name given to a total lunar eclipse, which happens when the Earth moves in between the Sun and the Moon.

Our planet casts its shadow on the Moon, blocking out the Sun's light.

Some people were call this event a super blood wolf moon. The "wolf" part comes from the name given to full moons in January - wolf moons.

Blood moon as seen in Switzerland in July 2018.European Pressphoto Agency
This picture of a blood moon was taken in Switzerland in July 2018

Because of the way light passes through the Earth's atmosphere during an eclipse, red light from the Sun is reflected onto it, which is what makes the Moon appear red - and give it the name blood.

It is called a super blood moon because the lunar eclipse taking place in January is going to be bigger and brighter than normal.

Graphic showing how blood Moon happens.
This picture shows the Earth blocking the Sun's rays - stopping them from reaching the Moon - causing a lunar eclipse.

Here are a few more pictures of the incredible super blood moon.

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Picture taken of the super blood moon from Mexico City in Mexico.
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The super blood moon seen behind the equestrian statue of the Saxon king Johann in Germany
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This picture was taken in France showing the super blood moon during a lunar eclipse behind the statue named 'L'envol'
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Here is a view from Cologne in France
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This is how it looked form Brasilia in Brazil
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And from Prague in the Czech Republic

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