MKE events to watch the only total lunar eclipse of 2019

Pablo Tucker
January 20, 2019

NASA is calling the event a "super blood moon" because the moon will be closest to the earth during the full moon.

Image copyright AFP Image caption The blood moon in July beside a statue of ancient Greek goddess Hera and god Apollo in Athens What will it look like? will also have a livestream of the total lunar eclipse on its website.

"The eclipse is caused by the Earth coming in between the sun and the moon, causing a shadow". This phase is extremely subtle and hard to see.

Totality will begin at 6.41pm HST, 7.41pm AST, 8.41pm PST, 9.41pm MST, 10.41pm CST and 11.41pm EST on Sunday, January 20.

The second shadow is referred to as the umbra. It will be visible as a reddish darkness creeping across the moon's face. Taking just over an hour to reach "totality", the Earth's shadow will cover the moon at around 23:41 and the darkness will last for 62 minutes.

"Romantically, you can think of it as all the sunrises and sunsets of the Earth being cast on to the surface of the moon simultaneously", he said.

"That's because the sunlight, as it passes through the atmosphere, gets scattered by dust particles".

Maximum eclipse is early Monday at 12:12 a.m.

Set your sights on the sky tomorrow morning as you might be able to spot the blood moon. The moon does not orbit the Earth in a flawless circle but on an oval path. The close passes are called perigee. The upcoming supermoon will be about 222,000 miles (357,300 kilometres) away. Those in the western hemisphere will be treated to a rare celestial alignment known colloquially as the "super blood moon".

And if you're on the moon?

Unlike the August 21, 2017 full solar eclipse that captivated much of the country, she said, "You don't have to get caught in traffic" to enjoy it.

A wolf moon is an old nickname given to the January full moon, and dates back to the days when Native American tribes assigned nicknames to each month's full moon to keep track of the seasons. It's a lunar eclipse that comes at a particular time in the satellite's orbit. Earth, of course, is tilted on its axis. "We have this wonderful alignment; the sun, the Earth and the moon". "It's a really good sign if you're considering up-skilling to further your career prospects or if you are looking at ways to improve your self-development".

The math is a headache, but these moments are very predictable.

The next total lunar eclipse won't happen until May 26, 2021, so this will be the last chance to experience this phenomenon for over two years.

This eclipse will also be visible in north-western France, north-western Spain, Portugal, a small part of west Africa, nearly the whole of North and South America, the eastern Pacific, and the north-eastern tip of Russian Federation.

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