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
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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
I want you to do anything you can do to make sure we have clear skies Sunday night. Pray, meditate, hold a hair dryer to the sky, whatever you can to make sure the skies are clear enough to see the first great total lunar eclipse since late September 2015 — and the last one we see around here until 2022. It’s an extra great lunar eclipse this time because you won’t lose too much of beauty sleep. This will be a near prime-time total lunar eclipse that will begin at 9:34 p.m. Sunday and will be completely over by 12:51 a.m. Monday. This should be quite a show as the moon slips into a ruddy hue during totality. Lunar eclipses occur when the moon in its orbit around the Earth passes through the Earth’s shadow opposite the sun, known also as the umbra shadow. This can only happen during a full moon, when our planet lies in a line between the sun and moon. But this doesn’t occur every time there’s a full moon because the moon’s orbit around the Earth … [Read more...] about Will it be a ‘blood moon’ or just orange? Find out Sunday during the total lunar eclipse
Millions across North and South America will have a chance to see a total lunar eclipse late Sunday - a show that has not been seen over the United States since Dec. 21, 2010.Observers in Colorado will have great viewing conditions as the skies are likely to be mostly cloud-free and temperatures will be in the high 30's during the time of the eclipse, the National Weather Service's hourly forecast shows.The eclipse will begin its first stages about 7:30 p.m. MST, but the entirety of the eclipse will last about three hours. The totality of the eclipse will have the moon glowing an eerie red-orange as it enters the middle of Earth's shadow. The maximum eclipse will occur just before 9:45 p.m. and last for about an hour.Those who miss this eclipse will have another chance to see one May 26, 2021, according to AccuWeather News.The U.S. Air Force Academy is hosting an observation event that is free and open to the public at the Academy's newly renovated planetarium. A film will be … [Read more...] about Sunday’s total lunar eclipse the first in nearly a decade
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?