I’ve captured one last shot of the Waxing Gibbous Moon, before Luna’s big night tomorrow. We will have a Super Blood Moon/Total Lunar Eclipse.
The Moon will be in its perigee stage and as close as 221,681 miles (356,761 Kilometers) to Earth. This will be the closest approach for the year 2019. The furthest Full Moon will occur in June, this year. In it’s apogee stage it will be 252,622 Miles (406,555 Kilometers) away from Earth. Between being perigee and apogee, distance of the Moon is approximately 30,000 Miles (50,000 Kilometers)
When we experience a Total Lunar Eclipse, the Earth covers the Moon 100 percent from the Sun. While the light supply from the Sun is cut due to the Earth’s shadow, the Moon doesn’t go completely dark. Instead, the surface of the Moon takes a reddish glow. Therefore, we call it a Blood Moon.
Let’s hope for a clear sky tomorrow night. The Lunar Eclipse can be seen from Eastern Russia at sunset, the North and South America at night and early morning hours. It also can be seen in Western Africa and in Europe before sunrise. Here is the timeline for UTC and CST Times. Just add or subtract the amount of hours of your time zone.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Dallas*||Visible in Dallas|
|Penumbral Eclipse begins||Jan 21 at 02:36:29||Jan 20 at 8:36:29 pm||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse begins||Jan 21 at 03:33:54||Jan 20 at 9:33:54 pm||Yes|
|Full Eclipse begins||Jan 21 at 04:41:17||Jan 20 at 10:41:17 pm||Yes|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jan 21 at 05:12:14||Jan 20 at 11:12:14 pm||Yes|
|Full Eclipse ends||Jan 21 at 05:43:15||Jan 20 at 11:43:15 pm||Yes|
|Partial Eclipse ends||Jan 21 at 06:50:39||Jan 21 at 12:50:39 am||Yes|
|Penumbral Eclipse ends||Jan 21 at 07:48:02||Jan 21 at 1:48:02 am||Yes|