The phrase ‘blood moon’ is a misnomer as the moon can vary in colour from red to brown, grey or even black during the eclipse.
Traditionally, the January full moon is known as the "Wolf Moon." Names such as these are said to have been handed down from people living in old England or from Native Americans and are promulgated today in many popular almanacs.
Will you be staying up to view the eclipse?
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