Sunday, 20. January 2019, Susquehannock Wildlife Society, Wolf Moon Eclipse Viewing & Wild Canine Talk

from 20. January 2019 - 21:00
till 21. January 2019 - 1:00

Susquehannock Wildlife Society

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Join us for this late night special skywatching event where we will use the rising of the Wolf Moon eclipse to discuss some of our most interesting native carnivores, the canine family, both past and present.

Did you know a wolf species, that most believe to be the now critically endangered red wolf, once roamed our local landscape? Did you know that we have two fox species, including one that can climb trees? Did you know that the Eastern coyote, one of our Wildlife Center residents, is a hybrid species that has expanded into our area due to the removal of other top predators? Learn more about this fascinating family of mammals at our talk that will occur in the middle of the eclipse event.

The partial eclipse will start around 9:30pm and reach totality begins around 11:40pm. We plan to gather on our stargazing platform for the best view so please dress warmly. We will provide a heat source and hot drinks but we suggest dressing for winter weather. We will meet back in our barn classroom for the wild canine talk and return to the platform to watch the moon as it moves into the earth's shadow.

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More information on the Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse from

"The Jan. 20-21, 2019 total lunar eclipse will last 1 hour and 2 minutes, according to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center lunar eclipse projections.

The full experience, from the start of the partial eclipse to the end, will last 3 hours and 17 minutes.


The term “blood moon” comes from the red hue that the moon appears to have during a lunar eclipse. As the moon passes into the earth’s shadow during a lunar eclipse, the earth blocks almost all sunlight from hitting the moon. The only sunlight that gets through is first diffracted by the earth’s atmosphere, resulting in the red coloring. (The moon emits no light of its own; what’s commonly called “moonlight” is in fact reflected sunlight.)

The term “super moon,” meanwhile, has to do with the apparent size of the moon. During the upcoming lunar eclipse, the moon will be at its closest point to Earth in its orbit, making it appear slightly larger — or “super.” The moon itself won’t actually get any larger, it will just appear larger than normal — and only just a bit.

And according to the Farmer’s Almanac, the term “wolf moon” comes from names that some Native American groups gave to each full moon throughout the year. January’s full moon was dubbed the “wolf moon” because “amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages,” the Farmer’s Almanac says. "

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Wolf Moon Eclipse Viewing & Wild Canine Talk, Susquehannock Wildlife Society event

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