Offbeat Video

By Kirstie Sutheran


Adorable footage shows a budding child scientist explaining lunar eclipses and why you shouldn’t be afraid of the forthcoming ‘super blood wolf moon’.

Zia Purohit, five, from Winterville, North Carolina, is captured here going through the different types of lunar eclipse with the help of a remarkably detailed drawing, in an effort prepare her audience to the one that will occur overnight on January 20-21.

In the video uploaded by mum Sheela on YouTube on January 16 2019, the young genius explains how during a lunar eclipse the earth passes between the moon and the sun, preventing light rays to reach the surface of the satellite.

Zia says that the moon looks bloody because only red lightwaves can reach it during the eclipse, thus breaking the myth that what we see in the sky is actually real blood.

Sheela said: “At seven-months-old, Zia of course didn’t know how to read but would crawl to the books with planets on the cover and either pick them up or point to them.

“She has always loved science, I think it comes from how many books she reads.

“She has always been very curious about everything.”

The young genius’s curiosity is said to increase every time she learns something new about our solar system and beyond.

“Let me tell you what the wolf moon is” Zia says in the video. 

“Whenever you can see a full moon in January is called a wolf moon.”

And that’s precisely why this month’s eclipse is going to be a super blood wolf moon!