Blood Moon on show for much of the world

Solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun

Some will remember the lunar Eclipse of 2018, in the case of a "Super-Blue-blood moon".

An eclipse is a celestial phenomenon which takes place when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are aligned in a straight line.

If the Great American Eclipse of August 2017 left you hungry for another colossal cosmic event, then you're in luck-sort of. This event blocks the Sun's light from directly falling on the Moon making the moon look red. During totality the lunar surface turns a copper orange due to sunlight refracting or passing through our atmosphere much like those hot summer sunsets on earth.

Moreover, a rare super blood moon - total lunar eclipse will be visible between January 20 and 21 in North and South America as well as western areas in Europe and Africa, and a partial lunar eclipse will be visible in central and eastern Africa, Europe and Asia.

But for real astronomers, a lunar eclipse isn't a scientifically important event.

January's Total Lunar Eclipse is also known as a "Super Blood Wolf Moon" eclipse.

For the first time in three years, the United States will be able to experience a total lunar eclipse.

On July 2, the partial eclipse will begin at 12:55pm EST.

The third solar eclipse of 2019 will take place on December 26, when a shadow will be seen around the sun.

If you were on the moon, you would see an orange ring around the earth.

How long the Eclipse lasts in January?

. Although eclipses are typically thought of as being when the Moon passes in front of the Sun, technically speaking they also describe when a planet appears to cross the disk of the Sun.

Partial umbral eclipse ends: 10:51 p.m. (January 20) The moon completely exits the shadow. It happens when a New Moon is positioned furthest from the Earth on its elliptical orbit, so appears slightly smaller in the sky and can not fully eclipse the Sun. "I haven't yet made my mind [where to watch from], it could be Saudi Arabia or Qatar if I decide to go for it at sunrise with questionable seeing", says Jubier. Who is in the Umbra, can be observed from earth, a total Eclipse of the heart.

"In rating the sheer beauty and grandeur of solar eclipses, a partial is a three, an annular is a seven, and a total is a 1,000,000!"

This partial solar eclipse is the first of six in 2019.



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