By Kurt Snibbe | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: January 15, 2019 at 3:57 pm | UPDATED: January 18, 2019 at 10:08 pm The night sky will feature a total lunar eclipse on Sunday, Jan. 20. It will be visible to the naked eye from anywhere in southern California if skies are clear. The current forecast calls for partly cloudy skies. You do not need a telescope — it’s safe to view a lunar eclipse without any eye protection. Phases and times for Southern California: Areas it will be visible around the world: Source: NASA Viewing events While you can watch the lunar eclipse from anywhere in Southern California, here are a few places that are hosting viewing events: LA County Griffith Observatory will host a free public viewing event from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday. Telescopes will be available, and in addition the event will be livestreamed.Orange County OC Parks is organizing night hikes and viewing parties on Sunday night. Most are filling up … [Read more...] about A ‘super blood wolf moon’ total lunar eclipse is happening Sunday; here’s what to know
Lunar eclipse 2019
This weekend, a total lunar eclipse will give skywatchers a chance to see the moon turn a dull red as it slips into Earth's shadow. The eclipse, which will occur overnight on Jan. 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 and Africa. January's full moon is sometimes dubbed a "wolf moon" in the folklore tradition because it occurs at a time of year when hungry wolves howled outside villages. And since the moon will be at its closest point to Earth in its elliptical orbit around our planet this weekend, it will be a "supermoon." As a result of these special cases — and because lunar eclipses are also known as "blood moons" — some are calling this eclipse a "super blood wolf moon." During a lunar eclipse, sunlight falling on the surface of the moon is blocked by Earth as it passes between the sun and the moon. As the shadow starts to fall on … [Read more...] about 2019 lunar eclipse: 5 things to know about the ‘super blood wolf moon’
Charles E. Ramirez The Detroit News Published 4:44 PM EST Jan 18, 2019 Bloomfield Hills — It sounds like a very long name for a team cartoon characters, and it only happens once in a blue moon. It's a super blood wolf moon —a combination total lunar eclipse and supermoon, a full moon that's so close to Earth it looks bigger and brighter than usual. "It will be about 30 percent brighter than usual, but only about 6-7 percent bigger than usual," said Michael Narlock, head of astronomy and the exhibits and web coordinator at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills. "And it just so happens that this particular supermoon Sunday will happen at the same time we're going to have a total lunar eclipse." During totality, the moon will look red because of sunlight scattering off Earth’s atmosphere. "So the moon is going to be a little bit bigger, a little bit brighter and then all of sudden, as it passes … [Read more...] about Supermoon, total lunar eclipse to happen Sunday
Marcia Dunn, Ap Aerospace Writer Updated 12:34 pm PST, Thursday, January 17, 2019 FILE - In this Saturday Aug. 28, 2018 file photo, Earth starts to cast its shadow on the moon during a complete lunar eclipse seen from Jakarta, Indonesia. Starting Sunday evening, Jan. 20, 2019, all of North and South America will be able to see the only total lunar eclipse of 2019 from start to finish this weekend. less FILE - In this Saturday Aug. 28, 2018 file photo, Earth starts to cast its shadow on the moon during a complete lunar eclipse seen from Jakarta, Indonesia. Starting Sunday evening, Jan. 20, 2019, all of North ... more Photo: Tatan Syuflana, AP Photo: Tatan Syuflana, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Saturday Aug. 28, 2018 file photo, Earth starts to cast … [Read more...] about Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night
PUBLISHED: 11:30 09 January 2019 | UPDATED: 11:47 09 January 2019 Megan Aldous A lunar eclipse is due to take place on January 21. Picture: DAVID MURTON/DARSHAM ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY DAVID MURTON/DARSHAM ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY Stargazers will need to prepare for an extremely late night in order to catch a glimpse of a lunar phenomenon. A total lunar eclipse is set to unfold later this month and won’t be visible again in the UK until 2028. The eclipse, which is also known as a blood moon, will be visible in the early hours of the morning on January 21. David Murton, from the Darsham Astronomical Society, said: “The visible eclipse will start at 3.33am with the earth’s shadow starting to take a bite out of the full moon. “This bite will slowly increase until 4.41am when totality starts. By this time the full moon will have become considerably dimmer, however, unlike a solar eclipse it won’t go completely dark as the earth’s … [Read more...] about When can we expect to see a lunar eclipse in 2019?