Total lunar eclipse of January 21, 2019
A total lunar eclipse will take place early Monday, January 21, 2019 (UTC) as the Moon passes through the Earth's shadow. The totality will last 62 minutes. The next total lunar eclipse will be on May 26, 2021.
The eclipse will be visible from Africa, the Americas, Europe, Kiribati, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Turkey.
The eclipse will begin at 02:37 UTC when the Moon first enters a region of the Earth's shadow called the penumbra. In this outer part of the Earth's shadow, an observer on the Moon would see the Earth partially obscuring the Sun's disk, but not completely covering it. As a result, the Moon's brightness will begin to dim, as it is less strongly illuminated by the Sun, but it remains illuminated.
The instant of greatest eclipse takes place at 05:13 UTC. This is 0.6 days before the Moon reaches perigee. During the eclipse, the Moon is in the constellation Cancer. The synodic month in which the eclipse takes place has a Brown Lunation Number of 1188.
Courtesy Fred Espenak
The total lunar eclipse of January 21, 2019 is preceded two weeks earlier by a partial solar eclipse on January 6, 2019. The eclipse belongs to Saros 134 and is number 27 of 72 eclipses in the series. All eclipses in this series occur at the Moon’s ascending node. The Moon moves southward with respect to the node with each succeeding eclipse in the series and gamma decreases.
These eclipses all take place during a single eclipse season.
- Eclipse Figure – eclipse geometry diagram and map of eclipse visibility
- Saros 134 Table – data for all eclipses in the Saros series
- Total Lunar Eclipse of 2019 Jan 21 – Google search for links to this eclipse
Featured image credit: Glen Beltz
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At 12:16 AM THEN THE 7TH DAY OF THE DECEMBER MOON WILL officially PASS THUS THE NEW YEARY WILL TRULY BEGIN On January 21st at blood moon but that time will TRULY BEGIN on January 22 IN THE 9TH MONTH OF THE true HEBREW JUBILEE CALENDER FOR THIS LAND THAT YOU HAVE BEEN been inhappeting for these 70 great JUBILEE years, then the time of the worlds sinfulness WILL end. THAT time is 52 × 70 weeks of years = 3640 years and then the eighth day or first day of the new time WILL start. May THE TRUE GOD SHOW MERCY TO THE CHOSEN Ones who were already chosen before THE FOUNDING OF THE WORLD BECAUSE THEIR IS NO one who can say that they did NOT sin and there is KNOW one who can say I AM CLEAN! For that is why this is a great blood sign. FOR the temple of the body must be mad CLEAN.
how about the real time for us lamens .My weather guy says Sunday night at 11pm
wow you still think that’s real time 🙂