The next year will start with a total lunar eclipse which can be sent by millions of people in the western hemisphere. The eclipse will take a place on the night of Sunday, January 20, 2019, and you might want to mark that date. If you miss this total lunar eclipse you will have to wait until May 2021 in order to see another one.
The total eclipse will be visible and North America, South America, Iceland, Greenland, as well as parts of Europe and Africa. The eclipse will be partially visible in the Arctic, and the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans, North and South America, some parts of Europe, Asia and Africa.
The last eclipse took place in July 2018, but experts tell us that the 2019 one will be a special one. That is because the next full moon will be a supermoon, which means that the moon will be brighter and bigger than it usually is. During the eclipse the moon won’t receive sun’s light as the Earth will get between them and bloc it. A shadow will be cast over the moon. You can watch the lunar eclipse without needing any special glasses.
This year we had two total lunar eclipses, one in July and one in January. After the one that will take place in January 2019 we will have to wait two years to see another one.
When to watch the eclipse?
For those living on the east coast, the partial eclipse will start on January 20 around 10:33 pm EST, while the total eclipse will begin around 11:41 pm. It will last until around 12:43 am, January 21, but its peak will be at 12:16 am. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre explained that the total lunar eclipse will last for one hour and two minutes.
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