Get ready for the & # 39; Super Blood Wolf Moon & # 39 ;: The first full moon of the new year will come with a lunar eclipse and appear amazingly close to Earth
- At 20./21. January the full moon will be a supermoon. and there will be a lunar eclipse
- The Supermoon means that it is closest to Earth in its monthly orbit.
- Since the January Moon is called Wolf Moon, the event is referred to as the "Super Blood Wolf Moon".
The first full moon of 2019 is certainly a spectacular sight.
During the night of 20 to 21 January, the full moon coincides with a total lunar eclipse, which causes the Earth satellite to get an eerie red glow in an effect known as Blood Moon.
At the same time, the moon will sit closest to Earth its orbit, when it will appear massive in the night sky.
It will form a striking combination of a Supermoon and the Blood Moon, marking the last total lunar eclipse we will see until 2021.
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During the night of 20 to 21 January, the full moon will collapse with a total lunar eclipse, causing the Earth's satellite to assume an eerie red glow in an effect known as the Bloodmoon. It will also be a Supermoon, and the January Moon will be referred to as Wolf Moon
. The lunar eclipse lasts just over three and a half hours from start to finish, with a total time of about one hour, according to EarthSky.
This is the moment when the moon sits in the shadow of our planet and takes on a reddish hue as a result of the light scattering through the Earth's atmosphere.
The next total lunar eclipse will arrive until May 26th. 2021.
The nocturnal eclipse, or Blood Moon, will be visible in many parts of the world, including throughout North America, as well as parts of Europe and Africa, according to TimeandDate.
Other regions, including the Middle East and the rest of Africa, will catch a glimpse of a partial solar eclipse at moonset.
From start to finish, the Umbral lunar eclipse will take a little over three and a half hours According to EarthSky, this is one hour of this time. Then the moon sits in the shadow of our planet and takes on a reddish hue through light scattering
It is not visible in Australia and East Asia.
There will also be a Partial Shadow Eclipse, though it is a very weak effect
How January's Full Moon is The Wolf Moon, already known as Wolfmond, sounds particularly threatening due to the imminent convergence of phenomena next month.
It has already been described as "Super Blood Wolf Moon" among others.
Partial eclipses will take place before and after the totality – when the moon is completely in the shade – the total darkness itself lasts just over an hour.
This all depends on where the moon falls in the shadow of the earth, EarthSky notes.
The nocturnal eclipse (Blood Moon) will be visible in many parts of the world, including throughout North America and parts of Europe and Africa. File Photo
WHAT IS A LUNAR ECLIPSE?
A solar eclipse occurs whenever a planet or moon passes between another planet, moon, or the sun.
Depending on their orbits, they may be complete or partial.
A lunar eclipse is a specific event that occurs in certain events. The earth is located directly between the sun and the moon.
When this happens, the earth blocks the light from the sun to the moon. The shadow of the earth then falls on the moon.
During a lunar eclipse we can see the shadow of the earth on the moon.
They can take several hours, but a total eclipse rarely lasts longer than 100 minutes.
At least two lunar eclipses occur each year.
A lunar eclipse is a specific event that occurs when the Earth is directly between Sun and Moon Moon sets up.
"The moon will go through the northern half of the Earth's shadow to present it a total solar eclipse for a period of 62 minutes," Bruce MuClure explains in a post for EarthSky.
"However, if the moon only going deeper into the Earth's shadow would lead to an even longer lunar eclipse.
There will also be a penumbral eclipse before and after the Umbral eclipse, when the moon will sit in the faint outer shadow.
For the average viewer, however, it seems no different than normal.