The moon will start to enter the earth's shadow just after 2.30am and the maximum eclipse will happen just before 5.15am.
Yes, there will be a full moon on January 20, according to Woody Sullivan, University of Washington astronomer and professor emeritus.
And the eclipse will occur when the Moon is at its closest point to Earth - making it a supermoon, so it will appear 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter.
During that hour the moon could disappear completely from view or, more likely, some of the light from the sun will filter through the Earth's atmosphere and you may see an orangey red globe hanging in the sky.
Hoping to watch this weekend's "super blood wolf moon" eclipse from South Florida? The moon's colour can vary significantly from one eclipse to the next and nobody can predict what the next one will look like.
"This naming of every moon caught on in the last 10 years and it's driving me insane", he said, "but a total lunar eclipse is actually very interesting to see". A "wolf moon" is simply the folk name for a moon that happens in the month of January.
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. Many Christians believe scripture indicates a Blood Moon is a sign from God regarding the return of Christ.
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The total phase of the eclipse will be visible from the Western Hemisphere, Europe and the western part of Africa, as well as the northernmost portions of Russian Federation.
You can find more information on Sunday night's viewing here. But the weather forecast for much of the USA doesn't look good.
Total lunar eclipses offer some interesting perspective, astronomers say. 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.
In Britain the Moon will be above the horizon throughout the eclipse, though from the extreme southeast of England the Sun will have risen as it comes to an end.
The viewing in front of Union Station begins at 9 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Without an atmosphere the Moon would appear black or even totally invisible when it was within Earth's shadow.
"A little bit of sunlight is refracted by the Earth's atmosphere... bending around the edges of the Earth" before reaching the moon, causing the reddish tint. For a brief time on Sunday the entire visible face of the moon will bask in what is literally an out-of-this-world sunset.