Best places to see the Super Blood Wolf Moon in Wareham

Jan 6, 2019

Stargazers will be treated to a combination of lunar events on Jan. 20 as a full moon, Wolf Moon, Supermoon and a total lunar eclipse occur simultaneously.

January's full moon, traditionally known as a Wolf Moon, will be at its closest point to Earth in its orbit, lighting up the night sky as a Supermoon.

A lunar eclipse will then give the moon a red glow, creating a phenomenon known to astronomers as a Blood Moon. A full lunar eclipse will not be seen again until May 2021.

According to published reports, the eclipse will begin around 11:41 p.m. on Jan. 20 in Wareham, reaching its peak at approximately 12:12 a.m. on Jan. 21 and ending by 12:43 a.m.

In a Facebook post, the Wareham Department of Natural Resources listed Shell Point, Onset Pier and Swifts Beach as top viewing points for Wareham residents.

Officials added that residents at Little Harbor may also have a good view of the eclipse as the moon rises higher in the sky.