Published: Sat, January 19, 2019
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

Total Lunar Eclipse, Supermoon to Provide Celestial Show on Sunday

Total Lunar Eclipse, Supermoon to Provide Celestial Show on Sunday

There is, however, a legitimately interesting celestial event coming: a total lunar eclipse, which occurs when the sun, moon and Earth line up, with the Earth passing between the sun and the moon.

According to Alle, lunar eclipse is one in which the moon appears darkened as it passes into the earth's shadow. "The one in 2024 will be a total solar eclipse visible from Texas to ME".

Amateur astronomers can get a stellar view of this weekend's upcoming Super Blood Wolf Moon thanks to some help from the pros at the Rothney Observatory. The total eclipse begins at 9:41 p.m. and should last about an hour.

Finally, full moons are given monthly names, and this one happens to be the "wolf" moon.

2 According to the NASA website, the lunar eclipse taught people that the Earth is round when they saw Earth's shadow on the moon.

If you can not make it outside, the Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter will stream the full lunar eclipse on its YouTube channel using one of its telescopes.

Might as well make the effort to see it as the next total lunar eclipse won't be until May 2021.

Why the "super blood wolf eclipse"?

Ficken plans to be at Jefferson College in Hillsboro on Sunday night, where the St. Louis Astronomical Society has organized a public event to view the eclipse.

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This is when the eclipse will start - Earth's shadow will block some sunlight from reaching the moon, but not all of it.

WALTER FREEMAN, PHYSICIST, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY: "Minutes after 10:30 p.m". Due to the lunar eclipse, the Moon will have a reddish tint to it.

Look up into the night sky on Sunday and - if it is clear - you may witness the so-called "Super Blood Wolf Moon" total lunar eclipse, which will take a star turn across the continental United States during prime time for viewing.

Nope! You'll be able to see it with the naked eye. This can only occur when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are in close alignment. And the reason for that is the moon has an orbit around the Earth that brings it closer to and away from the Earth at different times in its orbit.

"During a total lunar eclipse, the moon appears red and that's because the light is being refracted through the atmosphere of Earth".

"It will reach its max - so when it's most red and in the exact middle of the eclipse - will be 12:12 a.m. on Monday, the 21st". The event will peak when the disc of the moon is completely colored, which is called totality. The last perceptible hints of the penumbral eclipse are likely to fade from sight about a half-hour earlier than this, at about 11:15 p.m.

If you can't catch the eclipse through your window, you can always watch it livestreamed on a screen.

As for full-moon supermoons, this will be the first of three this year.

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