Friday, 18 January, 2019

Total lunar eclipse happening January 20

Solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun Solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun
Theresa Hayes | 10 January, 2019, 10:30

At Kodomo Yugakukan, special glasses and telescopes were made available for observing the solar eclipse.

These events bring out internet excitement: the British Daily Mail tabloid consulted an astrologer about one full moon previous year and is already breathlessly calling this event a "Super Blood Wolf Moon". This eclipse will be partially visible in many parts in India, while the shadow track can be seen from some parts in Kerala, he added.

A partial solar eclipse will help kick off the New Year today (Sunday) as the moon passes between Earth and the sun. Look southeast. The crescent moon will pass by them as they drift farther apart on January 30. Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse on January 20, 2019: Know What is Total Lunar Eclipse and Why is it Called Wolf Moon.

What is a partial solar eclipse?

It will also be the last full lunar eclipse until May 26, 2021, according to

As 2019 goes by, two lunar eclipses and three solar eclipses can be viewed. The reason this doesn't happen every month (the moon is, after all, orbiting continuously around the sun) is that the moon's orbit is generally at a slight angle relative to the Earth's orbit around the sun.

"Earth's umbral shadow will fall on to the moon, and you will see quite a bit of red on one side of the moon", says Tom Kerrs, an astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, London and author of Moongazing: Beginners Guide to the Moon. "This is due to the way light bends around earth as it moves toward the moon".

How long the Eclipse lasts in January?


The eclipse will be partial, as the alignment between the Sun and the Moon won't be exact.

November 11: Transit of Mercury: The planet Mercury will pass directly between the Earth and the Sun during our daylight.

Those in parts of Saudi Arabia, southern India, northern Sri Lanka, the Indian Ocean, and Indonesia on Boxing Day in 2019 will see a rare "Ring of Fire" annular solar eclipse. The event is, strictly speaking, a partial eclipse, but a very pretty one.

However, even some eclipse-chasers give such "minor" eclipses a miss.

Total lunar eclipse ends: 10:43 p.m. (January 20).

This partial solar eclipse is the first of six in 2019.

"In rating the sheer beauty and grandeur of solar eclipses, a partial is a three, an annular is a seven, and a total is a 1,000,000!"