Here’s the weather forecast during Sunday’s ‘super moon’ lunar eclipse over Carolinas

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Mark Wiskoff from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is ready for the "Super Blood Wolf Moon" eclipse, which hasn't happened in three years.

Sunday's lunar eclipse is also a super moon, an event that occurs when the moon is at its closest point in its orbit around the earth. It's being hailed on social media as the "super blood wolf moon", though it's not really different from any other total lunar eclipse.

The star-studded celebration takes place on the terrace of Seminole State College's McGee student center, adjacent to the Emil Buehler Planetarium. When this happens during a full moon, non-astronomers refer to the development as a "super moon", since the celestial body will appear slightly larger in the sky.

At 9:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, the moon will start to creep into the part of Earth's shadow known as the penumbra. You can always tune in to the "blood moon" on your favorite digital devices with some free webcasts.

The first full moon of the month is called a wolf moon; that name dates back to ancient times when humans relied on the cycles of the moon. For a shadow, it will be quite bright: Before a potential audience of almost three billion people, the moon will gradually transform into a glowing copper-colored orb, tinted by sunlight bouncing off and passing through the air in our planet's dense atmosphere.

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Don't miss it, because this will be the last total lunar eclipse until 2021.

In the Eastern US, the Moon will be even higher, from south Florida it will be nearly directly overhead at mid-totality and from NY at mid-eclipse the Moon will be 70-degrees high.

Unlike a meteor shower, which can be hard to spot in the darkness of night, a lunar eclipse is bright and clearly visible.

Total lunar eclipses occur only during full moons.

The total eclipse, which will begin minutes before midnight on the East Coast (0500 GMT) and just before 9 p.m.in the West, will unfold on the day before Martin Luther King Jr.

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As the Moon enters the Earth's umbra, scattered and filtered sunlight in the Earth's atmosphere falls on the Moon and paints it red.

Why should you try and see it?

You will be able to see the eclipse with the naked eye, but if you have binoculars, take them out of the drawer for a better view.

From 8 p.m. until 11 p.m., view the lunar eclipse through the Clark Telescope.

Skywatcher Keith Burns took this montage of images, which shows the December 20, 2010, total lunar eclipse.

It's hard to predict the exact hue of lunar eclipses, but whatever shade results can offer insight about the chemistry of the Earth's atmosphere. The eclipse will conclude just before 2 a.m. If you decide to head out, look up and check it out, make sure to dress warm.

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As for the full-moon supermoon, the one visible this weekend will be the first of three this year. The event will peak when the disc of the moon is completely colored, which is called totality.

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