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TechnologyRare Lunar Eclipse Will Be Last Until 2021

11:20  11 january  2019
11:20  11 january  2019 Source:   newsweek.com

Mark Your Calendars: A Rare Super Blood Wolf Moon Is Coming in January 2019

Mark Your Calendars: A Rare Super Blood Wolf Moon Is Coming in January 2019 Here's when to see it.

This weekend, a total lunar eclipse will give sky watchers a chance to see the moon turn a dull red as it slips into Earth’s shadow. 20 - 21 , will be the first lunar eclipse of the year and the last total lunar eclipse until 2021 . It will be visible in North and South America as well as parts of western Europe

On January 20 a total lunar eclipse will occur and it will be the last one we'll see until May 2021 . The last total lunar eclipse occurred in July 2018, but

Rare Lunar Eclipse Will Be Last Until 2021© WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images On the night of January 20, there will be a rare celestial event—a lunar eclipse will coincide with the Moon at perigee. The lunar eclipse, also known as a "blood moon" because of the reddish hue it displays, will take place at the same time as the full moon’s close approach to Earth.

At this point, the Moon appears slightly bigger than normal, earning it the name "supermoon." As a result, January’s full moon will be a super blood moon.

The full moon in January is also known as a full wolf moon, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac. This is because it heralded a period when wolves would howl with hunger outside villages.

A 'super blood wolf moon' in January will be the last total lunar eclipse until 2021 — here's how to catch it

A 'super blood wolf moon' in January will be the last total lunar eclipse until 2021 — here's how to catch it In January, the moon will be closer to Earth than usual during a total lunar eclipse. The "super blood wolf moon" will last over an hour.

The last total lunar eclipse occurred in July 2018, but. © WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images On the night of January 20, there will be a rare celestial This will last until around 12:40 a . m ., when the motion of the Earth's shadow will carry it past the Lunar eclipses are fairly rare —with less than one

A total lunar eclipse will take place 26 May 2021 . It will be the first total lunar eclipse since the January 2019 lunar eclipse . It will be visible in areas of southeast Asia, all of Australia, all of Oceania, most of Alaska and Canada, and All of the lower 48 states, and all of Hawaii

Walter Freeman, assistant teaching professor in the Physics Department at New York’s Syracuse University, said people wanting to see the lunar eclipse should start looking from around 10.35 p.m. ET. “At that time, the Earth's shadow will begin to pass in front of the Moon, blocking almost all of the Sun's light from reaching it,” he said in a statement.

“Observers will see the Moon appear to be progressively 'swallowed up' starting from the lower left. This process will end at 11:40 p.m., when the Earth's shadow covers the whole of the Moon's surface; this is the beginning of 'totality.' This will last until around 12:40 a.m., when the motion of the Earth's shadow will carry it past the Moon, and the Moon will gradually again be lit by the Sun. At 1:45 a.m., the Moon will be fully visible again.”

Confused about the 'super blood wolf moon eclipse' that's coming soon? Here's your guide

Confused about the 'super blood wolf moon eclipse' that's coming soon? Here's your guide Sure, you may know the 'super blood wolf moon eclipse' is coming to a sky near you later this month. But what does it all mean?

Total lunar eclipses usually happen at least once a year but the one on January 20 will be the last one to occur until May 2021 . Another element setting it apart is that the moon will be at its closest point to Earth in its orbit — called perigee — meaning the moon will appear slightly bigger and brighter in our

'Super blood wolf moon' lunar eclipse set to be visible across North America this Sunday night - and it will be the last until 2022. It will make for a striking combination of both a supermoon and the Blood Moon, and marks the last total lunar eclipse we’ll see until 2021 .

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly through the Earth’s shadow. When this happens, most of the light from the Sun is blocked by Earth, but some is refracted through the atmosphere, allowing it to hit the surface of the moon. The angle at which the light is bent produces the reddish tint of a blood moon.

Lunar eclipses are fairly rare—with less than one per year on average, Freeman said. "Partial solar eclipses—where the Earth's shadow doesn't completely cover the Moon, and only takes a bite out of the side of it—are more common."

The next total lunar eclipse will take place on May 26, 2021, and this will be visible for a large part of North America. The next one after that will be May 15, 2022.

Lunar eclipses coinciding with a supermoon are rare. Over the 21st century, there will be 87 total lunar eclipses. Of these, only 28 will coincide with a supermoon, Anna Ross, an astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, London, told Newsweek.

For viewers of the January lunar eclipse, Freeman said no precautions need to be taken: “A blood moon is one of the few opportunities we have to see both the Moon and the stars in the sky at the same time, since the Moon is usually too bright."

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