Skies clear in southeast Wisconsin for Super Blood Wolf Moon

Jo Lloyd
January 21, 2019

The total eclipse will last between 4:41 and 5:43 in the UK.

According to the AFP, Europe and West Africa will have a good view of the eclipse, but not all the way until the end.

"It is exceptionally well placed for those in North America", said one leading British meteorologist.

Skies are clearing out which is great news for those of you wanting to view the only total lunar eclipse of 2019!

Monday's eclipse will also only be penumbral for SA, as the graphic below indicates. "It's about an hour".

- From 0441 to 0543 GMT: for an hour and two minutes, the Moon will be entirely in Earth's shadow.

This rare cosmic phenomenon was scheduled to peak around 10:45 p.m. Sunday and while it was brutally cold out there, there was plenty of reason to step outside and have a look.

Because the moon revolves around the Earth in an ellipse, not a flawless circle, supermoons happen when the moon is a little closer to Earth - about 225,744 miles away.

BBC and Space.com: The moon will pass through Earth's shadow tonight in the only total lunar eclipse of 2019 and you won't want to miss it!

A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and Moon align.

The eclipse starts at 8:36 p.m. central time with total eclipse happening at 11:12 p.m.

Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California. "The red component of sunlight passing through Earth's atmosphere is preferentially filtered and diverted into the Earth's shadow where it illuminates the eclipsed moon, making it appear red or "blood" color", said Caleb Scharf, director of astrobiology at Columbia University.

The reddish color is why an eclipsed moon is sometimes called a "blood moon".

It's a rarity - a total lunar eclipse that coincides with the moon being at its closest point to Earth. So even if it is clear overhead, it may be cloudy in the part of the sky where the moon is. Plus the next day is a federal holiday, with most schools closed.

The celestial curtain will be rising soon on a lunar extravaganza. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.

"You need no instructions because it's big and bright and it's right in front of you!" The lunar eclipse or chandra grahan on January 21, Monday will give you chance to witness super blood wolf moon.

If skies aren't overcast, the lunar eclipse will be visible to anyone. Because the moon will almost be in perigee, or the closest to the earth in its orbit, it will be a "supermoon". The upcoming supermoon will be about 222,000 miles (357,300 kilometers) away.

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