INDIANAPOLIS —A rare lunar phenomenon will happen this weekend - but it will only last an hour so make sure you're prepared.
The Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse (yes, that's really what it's called!) will occur overnight January 20-21.
The lunar show is actually just three separate phenomena - a total lunar eclipse, a super moon and a wolf moon - all happening at the same time.
During a total lunar eclipse, the Sun, Earth and the Moon are perfectly lined up. And a lunar eclipse can only take place when there is a full Moon
A supermoon occurs when the moon is within 90 percent of its closest possible distance to the Earth. According to EarthSky.org , the moon's orbit will take it between 221,681 miles and 252,622 miles this year. On Jan. 20, the moon will be about 222,274 miles from Earth as a full moon.
Finally, the "wolf moon" is just another name for the first full moon of the year. This year's full moon just so happens to coincide with a lunar eclipse and a supermoon.
The super blood wolf moon eclipse will occur at 12:12 a.m. ET on Jan. 21, but you'll be able to watch the moon turn from white to orange in the hours beforehand.
January 20/21 will mark the final time a lunar eclipse and a supermoon occur at the same time until May 2021.