Lunar Eclipse Is Set To See The Moon Turn Red Tomorrow Morning

21 January, 2019, 00:28 | Author: Ann Santiago
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The moon will turn a striking shade of red.

The total phase of the eclipse will be visible from the Western Hemisphere, Europe and the western part of Africa, as well as from northern Russian Federation.

And it won't be just any lunar eclipse. The next time The last time lunar eclipse happened on July 27 past year.

When is the next super lunar eclipse?

A total lunar eclipse will give an apparent reddish colour to the lunar surface - known as a blood moon.

Like this weekend's eclipse, both of these eclipses will feature supermoons - though totality for the 2021 event won't arrive until the early morning hours.

"Unlike solar eclipses, lunar eclipses are safe to view without any eye protection or special precautions, as they are dimmer than the full Moon".

The show will begin at 9:36 p.m ET, when the moon enters the Earth's penumbra, or the outer part of the shadow it creates as it blocks the sun.

When will we see it?

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The occasion will also mark the year's first supermoon - which happens when a full moon is slightly closer to Earth and so appears bigger and brighter.

Let's unpack that. The "super" stems from the fact the moon is now a little closer to Earth than usual in its elliptical orbit. The moonlight will be dimmer, but it will still be fairly bright, Thanjavur said. As the moon moves into the darker shadow, significant darkening of the Moon will be noticeable.

'A little bit of sunlight is refracted by the Earth's atmosphere and reaches the Moon, bending around the edges of the Earth, ' explained Walter Freeman, an assistant teaching professor at Syracuse University's physics department.

"We have that lovely alignment of the three celestial objects and Earth's shadow is cast on the moon", he told CTV News Channel.

The final stages will begin shortly after that with the whole astronomical event wrapping up shortly before 1 a.m. Monday morning.

The weather here should be good. A telescope will be available for people to look through. "It's very attractive as it is. You get to see the moon close up".

If you go outside and bundle up, look up! "It'll be a very different experience".

According to BBC, the eclipse will begin at 2.35 am GMT in the United Kingdom and will last till 7.49 am GMT.

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