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Total Lunar Eclipse Sunday, January 20 will be & # 39; Super Blood Wolf Moon & # 39; Boing Boing

Starting Sunday night, January 20, 2019, North and South America will have the chance to see the only total lunar eclipse of 2019, from start to finish.

Our Earth, Moon and Sun line up on Sunday night for the year's only total lunar eclipse. Capture if you can.

And especially because it is a "super moon". It is when the moon is closer to Earth and therefore appears larger and brighter than usually.

Time in much of the United States during the eclipse is expected to defy viewing conditions, but you never know.

"This is particularly good," Rice University astrophysicist Patrick Hartigan told AP in the story. "It's not just a super moon and it's a total eclipse, but the total eclipse also lasts a long time. It's about an hour.


The entire eclipse starts on Sunday night or Monday depending on the location, and will take about three hours.

It starts with the partial phase around 10:34 p.m. EST Sunday. That's when the earth's shadow begins to pinch the moon. The totality – when the earth's shadow completely covers the moon – lasts 62 minutes, from 11:41 p.m. EST Sunday.

If the skies are clear, the whole eclipse will be visible in North and South America, as well as in Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Portugal and the French and Spanish coasts. The rest of Europe, as well as Africa, will have a partial view before the moon begins.

During the whole, the moon will turn red because of the sunlight scattered throughout the Earth's atmosphere. That is why an eclipsed moon is sometimes known as the moon of blood. In January, the full moon is also sometimes known as the wolf moon or the great spiritual moon.

So, informally speaking, the next lunar eclipse will be a super wolf of the blood – or great spirit – moon.

This map [PDF] is a good reference point for viewing.

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xeni jardin

Boing Boing publisher / partner and technology culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces the Boing Boing TV channel on Virgin America Airlines (number 10 on the display) and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. xeni on twitter. email: [email protected]


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