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Super blood wolf moon eclipse visible in January

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In this photo taken with a long exposure, Earth's shadow partially obscures the view of the so-called supermoon during a lunar eclipse in Stedman, N.C., on Sept. 27, 2015. (Photo: Johnny Horne, The Fayetteville Observer via AP)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Next month we're getting a scenic treat with what can be called a super blood wolf moon eclipse.

A total lunar eclipse, or blood moon, that will also coincide with a super moon will be visible on January 20, according to the Indianapolis Star, and will finish in the early hours of January 21.

The next total lunar eclipse will be May 26, 2021.

Brian Murphy, director of the Holcomb Observatory & Planetarium and Butler University professor told the newspaper that each year typically has two lunar eclipses with total lunar eclipses about every two years.

A total lunar eclipse is when the moon passes fully into the shadow of Earth.

A supermoon is the time of month when the moon is closest to Earth and the first full moon of the year is known as the wolf moon.

Murphy said you will see a 'little notch is sort of taken out of the moon' around 9:30 p.m. January 20.

Then at 10:30 p.m., it will move into a partial eclipse with the full eclipse beginning at 11:40 p.m. and the maximum eclipse at 12:12 a.m. January 21.

Murphy said the moon will appear to be a reddish color.

He said to go in your backyard to look at it and try to get away from street lights or blue lights.