Total lunar eclipse happening January 20

Cristina Cross
January 10, 2019

A blood moon is simply the name given for the color that the moon turns during a total lunar eclipse, when the sunlight passing through the Earth's atmosphere bends around the planet and scatters the shorter wavelength light (blues and greens) and leaves the redder end of the spectrum to fall onto the moon's surface. This does not occur every month as our moon has a slight incline in its orbit and often misses Earth's shadow.

What makes this lunar eclipse special is that it will also be a super moon, and if you add the time of year it's happening to the equation, we get to add some additional nomenclature and we're left with the stupidly/epically named "super blood wolf moon". This Super Blood Moon is also known as "Wolf Moon" or Super Blood Wolf Moon.

What is a partial solar eclipse?

The previous lunar eclipse took place on July 27 past year. It's only visible on the night-side of Earth, which includes South America, the eastern Pacific Ocean, western Atlantic Ocean, and extreme western Europe. It will not be visible in India, Pakistan, Europe and North America. You are looking at the moon, not at the sun.

See, simple. Now you're basically Galileo. Viewers with telescopes and solar filters will be able to spot a dark spot move slowly across the sun.

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"The weather was fine, and some 60 people, including parents and children, joyfully observed the solar eclipse", said Koichi Tago, a 44-year-old curator at the museum. From 12:55 to 5:50 p.m. ET. Look southeast. The crescent moon will pass by them as they drift farther apart on January 30. The event is, strictly speaking, a partial eclipse, but a very pretty one.

"Do not forget the Mercury Transit in November as it's the last one until 2032", warns Xavier Jubier from Paris, France, an eclipse-chaser and member of International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group on Solar Eclipses. "Or else UAE or Oman if I play it safe and conventional, or want to combine it with some sightseeing".

Total lunar eclipse begins: 10:41 p.m. (January 20).

What is a partial solar eclipse? "Although annular eclipses can be quite interesting, they are nothing like a total eclipse", says Espenak, who thinks that annular eclipses are only for die-hard eclipse-chasers.

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