A new year brings the promise of new and exciting things, and heaven is giving: you can see a celestial phenomenon in mid-January.
On January 20, a total lunar eclipse, sometimes called the blood moon, will occur. It will match a super moon and a wolf moon.
The eclipse will be visible to all of North and South America, according to Space.com.
From start to finish, the lunar eclipse will last 3 hours and 17 minutes, and the total duration will be 1 hour and 2 minutes, according to NASA.
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On the west coast, the eclipse begins at 7:33 PM. and the totality starts at 8:41 p.m., according to Space.com. The totality ends at 9:43 p.m. and the eclipse ends at 10:50 p.m.
It will be the second consecutive year that San Luis Obispo County will have seats in the front row of a lunar crack. The county observed a super blue blood moon in January 2018.
A lunar eclipse causes the moon's appearance to change as it enters the Earth's shadow, according to Space.com. During the eclipse, the moon turns red and rusty, which leads to the nickname "moon of blood."
A super moon refers to a new or full moon that coincides with the time of the month when the moon is at the closest point of Earth in its orbit, according to EarthSky.
And a wolf moon refers to the full January moon, according to timeanddate.com. The site is planning to broadcast the eclipse.
The next total lunar eclipse will occur on May 26, 2021 and will be visible over the Pacific Ocean.