3 Days Until Rare Super Wolf Blood Moon – Here’s What It Means

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Even if it sounds fake, there’s no doubt you’ll hear howling in just a few days time when the Super Blood Wolf Moon rises over the skies and becomes a celestial event you can’t miss unless your eyes are closed.

Described as a “lunar trifecta” this crazy happening is something that doesn’t happen all the time – but when it does, you can bet your bottom dollar that all sorts of folks will be coming out for it.


What Exactly Is A “Super Wolf Blood Moon?”

Bringing the bright reddish glow to the night sky this Super Wolf Blood Moon is a crazy phenomenon that combines a supermoon, a blood moon, and a wolf moon. Some of you may have heard of these before, but just to clear it up here is what each of them is defined as, scientifically.

A supermoon is when a new or full moon coincides with the closest point to Earth during its orbit cycle. This is a monthly cycle and supermoons usually happen every 14 months (roughly).

“Blood moon” refers to the red color of the moon when it is in total eclipse. The reddish color comes from its relation to the sun. These will happen around twice a year.

The wolf moon is a term used to describe the first full moon of the year – named after wolves.

The moon will appear reddish-orange and appear super huge in the sky due to its proximity to Earth. This is the last time we will see a Super Wolf Blood Moon for the next 18 years – so it’s an important time for astronomers, astrologers, and superstitious folk alike.


The January 2019 Super Wolf Blood Moon will take place on January 20th / 21st for most people living in America and will last for an estimated 62 minutes. Be sure to check your local weather listings for exact details on when it will be visible in your area.

What Does It Mean?

To scientists, the Super Wolf Blood Moon is just a perfectly-timed celestial event that happens in a rotating period due to gravity and the orbits of our solar system. To many others, it means something significant. It could be different to many groups, but here are some interesting tidbits from sources around the web.


As ProxyPonder notes, the Super Wolf Blood Moon falls on the exact halfway point in President Trump’s term in office. He was also born on a blood moon evening – June 14th, 1946.

They also suggest the event could signify a catastrophic downfall of civilization as noted by Pastor Paul Begely says in his television show on VTN Network.

“In Joel chapter 2 verse 30 & 31 ‘I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke,’ he explained.

“‘The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.'”

They mention a recent trend of growing seismic activity and volcanic activity throughout the world as a possible connection in this way.


Other sources of folklore and ancient beliefs say that full moons and supermoons use the proximity of the moon’s location to Earth and cause more seismic events because of the gravitational pull. Furthermore, plenty has been written and talked about regarding humans getting a little crazy during a full moon.

Those are just some of the many beliefs, folklore, and superstitions surrounding the 2019 Super Wolf Blood Moon – so take that as you may. 

Watch the KXAN news report on this upcoming Super Wolf Blood Moon below and tell us if you’ll be stepping outside to see it this Sunday!