Watch the Super Wolf Blood Moon with Mitsubishi Motors
In 2017, Mitsubishi Motors surprised the auto market by bringing back their famed sports car, the Mitsubishi Eclipse, as a crossover, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. Although the reception was mixed, 2017 gave Mitsubishi the perfect chance to develop a huge marketing campaign for the new Eclipse crossover. During 2017, the Great American Eclipse took place, a once-in-a-lifetime event, that spanned across the U.S. from the east coast to the west coast. Now, in 2019, another huge celestial event is taking place, a Super Wolf Blood Moon. With sunroofs in many Mitsubishi Motors vehicles, it’s the perfect way to watch the lunar eclipse during the cool winter nights.
Super Wolf Blood Moon
Woo, does that name sound ominous. It also sounds pretty rad, and if a fan of astronomy, then it’s even better. The “Super Wolf Blood Moon” is the first total lunar eclipse of 2019 and will be completely visible to all those living in North America. So what’s with the name? It’s not like a hurricane or tropical storm where someone just names it.
Here’s how it goes – first off, this is a lunar eclipse. It’s not like The Great American Eclipse that was a total solar eclipse, where the moon crosses Earth’s orbit and blocks out the sun, with totality lasting for up to two minutes. That’s when the sun was completely blocked out and only its corona is visible. During a lunar eclipse, the moon passes behind Earth’s shadow during its orbit, losing most if not all of the sunlight that usually makes it glow at night.
The total lunar eclipse will last for 62 minutes in totality, starting at 11:41 pm EST and ending at 12:43 pm EST. The eclipse event will actually start January 20, at 9:36 pm EST, but totality doesn’t take place for another two hours. Take a nap, because you won’t want to miss this. It’s another once in a lifetime event.
Why the special name? Simple. The “Wolf” part of the name denotes the first lunar eclipse of the year. It’s called a “Blood Moon” because the moon becomes dark red in the sky during the lunar eclipse. As for “Super”, well, who hasn’t seen a “Super Moon”? It’s when the moon appears much larger in the sky than usual, although not closer in orbit as the illusion suggests. Here’s hoping the sky turns red, that would be pretty epic.
Watch the Eclipse with Mitsubishi Motors
With these cool winter nights and the Super Wolf Blood Moon visible to all of the U.S., we can’t blame anyone for wanting to stay warm. One of the easiest ways to view the lunar eclipse while keeping warm is going for a drive and parking somewhere nice. Then, lay back and watch the spectacle through the sunroof – or should we say moonroof?
There are actually three vehicles by Mitsubishi Motors that come with a sunroof that’s perfect for watching the Super Wolf Blood Moon eclipse. There’s the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, made with a dual-pane power panoramic sunroof that’s optional on the high-end SEL 1.5T trim, starting at $28,195 (plus destination fee). Around the same ballpark is the Mitsubishi Outlander, with a power glass sunroof with sunshade and tilt feature available on the SE 2.4 and SEL 2.4, and standard on the GT 3.0. with the Outlander SE 2.4 starting at $25,695 (plus destination fee). If driving a ways away to get away from the city lights but want to save on gas, check out the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – the GT trim comes with the same sunroof as the Outlander and has a starting MSRP of $40,292 (plus destination fee).