How to see the super blood wolf moon from Dubai tonight
Later tonight people all around the world will be able to see a 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' followed by a lunar eclipse.
But what's in a name? Super Blood Wolf Moon sounds like the title of a lost Twilight novel, but in reality, it means the moon will be bigger than usual (hence, 'super') have a slightly red tinge to it (which is where the 'blood' comes in) and occurs in January (for some reason in celestial circles this is the season of the wolf).
It's probably best referred to as a total lunar eclipse, which is far rarer than a blood moon but sounds much less cool.
The eclipse is most visible high up in the northern hemisphere later tonight and will give budding stargazers the chance to see the moon completely disappear - briefly - before re-appearing in the night sky.
On to the bad news: residents of the UAE will not be able to bask in the non-glow of the lunar eclipse, as we are far too close to the equator for that.
The moon is scheduled to disappear at 7:04AM UAE time, and by that time the sun is already quite high up in the sky.
However, those in Dubai who happen to look into the night sky later tonight will be treated to a super-moon, which will be bigger and around 13 per cent brighter than usual.
If you fancy checking out the supermoon yourself, NASA scientists advise you to go outside and find an unobstructed area with a free line of sight of the supermoon. Good, albeit rather predictable, advice.
Tonight's supermoon will be just one of three expected to be seen from the UAE in 2019. The others taking place on February 19 and September 28.