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Sunday's 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' will be the last for 18 years

Let's hope the cloud cover stays away.

If clouds spare Minnesota on Sunday evening you'll be able to see the only total lunar eclipse of 2019, and this one will be a rather unusual "Super Blood Wolf Moon." 

According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, a wolf moon is simply the first full moon of the year. The blood part of the name is a credit to the orange/red tint the moon will have, and it's a super moon because it'll be at its closest proximity to Earth this year. 

According to the Wall Street Journal, total lunar eclipses happen 70-80 times a century, while a super moon combined with a total lunar eclipse only occur about 20 times a century. All of these celestial events happening simultaneously won't happen again until Jan. 31, 2037, according to NASA. 

NASA says the eclipse will start at 8:36 p.m. Central Time, moving through Earth's shadow at around 9:33 p.m. At 10:41 p.m. the moon will be completely covered by Earth's shadow, giving it a reddish tint. 

The total lunar eclipse will last for 62 minutes, from about 10:41 p.m. until 11:43 p.m., at which point the moon will exit the shadow and be completely free of it by 1:48 a.m.

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The absolute maximum point of the eclipse will happen at 11:12 p.m. 

So how good are the chances of seeing it in Minnesota? According to AccuWeather, conditions will be fair in eastern and northern Minnesota but poor in western parts of the state. 

However, the current forecast for the Twin Cities calls for mostly cloudy skies on Sunday night, which would be a lunar eclipse killer. 

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