This may be the most metal name for a celestial event ever.
On Sunday, a Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse will appear above Vancouver Island – a combination of a full moon (super moon) and lunar eclipse (blood moon).
As the full moon crosses the night sky, the Earth’s shadow will completely pass over it, lending the regularly pale moon a dark red hue.
“As the moon enters Earth’s shadow, all of the moon (or a section of it in the case of a partial eclipse) will turn a rusty color,” reads NASA’s description of the event.
“Sunlight scatters to produce the red colors of sunset and sunrise when it enters Earth’s atmosphere at a particular angle.”
The Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse’s timing will work great for Victorians, as the event is set to take place in the mid-evening, rather than late at night.
The moon will start slipping under the Earth’s shadow at approximately 7:30 p.m., and will be completely eclipsed by 8:45 p.m.
After that, the eclipse totality should be viewable for an entire hour before starting to return to normal at 9:45 p.m., and the moon will be back to its usual self by 10:45 p.m.
As of Tuesday, the forecast for Sunday shows showers during the day which will clear up just in time for the eclipse, according to Environment Canada.
The next chance Victorians will have to see a celestial event like this again won’t be until 2022.