T & T is in the front row of the first lunar eclipse of 2019


For the first time in about three years, Trinidad and Tobago will be able to see the next lunar eclipse "Blood Moon", which is also a super moon, on January 21, 2019.

Although the Trinbagonians were able to see the last partial lunar eclipse in August 2017, the last time a total lunar eclipse was fully visible to Trinidad and Tobago was 27-28 September 2015.

However, on January 21, 2019, the total phase of this total lunar eclipse will be visible from North and South America, Europe and West Africa.

(Video provided by TimeandDate.com)

Central and Eastern Africa and Asia will see a partial eclipse of the Moon.

The total eclipse should be visible to the Trinbagonians around midnight on January 21, 2019.

According to a report by meteorologist and avid astronomer Joe Rao, this month's lunar eclipse must be a "moon of blood" and a "super moon," which means it will appear to be larger than normal.

The phrase "blood moon" is a misnomer, since the moon can vary in color, from red to brown, gray or even black during the eclipse.

Traditionally, the full January moon is known as the "wolf's moon." It is said that names like these were passed down from people who live in old England or from Native Americans and are promulgated today in many popular almanacs.

Will you stay awake to see the eclipse?


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