Total lunar eclipse Sunday January 20 will be 'Super Blood Wolf Moon'

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/01/17/total-lunar-eclipse-sunday-jan.html

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I can’t wait for Super Blood Moon II Turbo Championship Edition.

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#3

Only one wolf?

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#4

Do we need the XKCD? Probably.

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#5

Provided it isn’t overcast as usual for this time of year in Seattle it will be pretty neat.

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I want a three moon, one wolf shirt.

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#8

Is it me or have the last few eclipses all been super moons? Go on like this and soon nobody will care about them, got to keep it exclusive :wink:

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#9

BE PREPARED!

  • Silver bullets.
  • Wolfbane-scented Overnight Maxi Pads.
  • Extra-strength depilitent.
  • Rose-tinted night vision goggles.
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#10

I am totally stealing “Super Blood Wolf Moon” for the name of my band if I ever start an 80’s hair metal cover band.

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#11

Blood Wolf Moon,” you say?

Super!

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#12

Next one’s gonna be super duper!

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#13

Where did the obsession with naming moons come from? I understand that the names existed previously, but I can’t recall ever seeing it in the news until a few years ago when someone did a story on a super moon. Then suddenly every month had a super moon or blood moon or super blood moon story.

Edit: Google Trends show interest starting in 2009 even though their data goes back to 2004. A Google search for anything dated prior to 2009 results in almost nothing in the first dozen pages (single articles in 1982, 1986, 2001, 2008). Must be a slow news decade.

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I’m shocked that the greeting card industry hasn’t capitalized on this yet. It’s not seasonal, but it’s nicely predictable and with a bit of inflation/invention of BS lunar terms, fairly common.

Happy Super Blue Blood Tiger Moon Week!

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Not if I get there first! Come my early 40’s rockers, to my mom’s garage!

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#16

Revelation 6:12, baby. Smoke 'em if you got 'em.

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#17

Maybe the moon just wasn’t good back then.

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Band name aside, you just KNOW some poor kid is going to make the mistake of being born that day and will get the full moniker on their birth certificate. You can’t really choose one of those words and make it work. On the bright side, teachers will be scared of you.

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#19

Well, I just got the name for my next Goth Punk Band.

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#20

Super Blood Wolf Moon Przbylinski. I like it. Better than Blood Sugar Sex Magic, especially during those formative years.

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