COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The days of the Super Blood Wolf Moon, and the Air Force Academy is a party that gives you the details of how it happens before getting a glimpse with your own eyes.
The lunar eclipse is happening Sunday , and the AFA will welcome visitors to the newly renovated planetarium for the view. It will start with an educational film about eclipses at 7 p.m. followed by a Q&A session with observatory director Dr. Devin Della-Rose
You'll be able to check out the Super Blood Wolf Moon with your own eyes or through a telescope. Della-Rose says it's always safe to look at the moon
So you've read three paragraphs now – still wondering why this weekend's event is called the Super Blood Wolf Moon? Let's break it down:
First of all, lunar eclipses are known as blood moons because the eclipse makes the moon look red. The moon will also be at full phase while its orbit is closest to Earth, hence the Super Moon. And finally, the full moon in January has been called a "wolf moon" with origins attributed to Native Americans and Anglo-Saxons.
Della-Rose will be able to answer more in-depth questions during the event.
Visitors can start showing at the North Gate at 6:30 pm and must leave the AFA at 10:30 pm