When: Sunday, January 20, Totality at 9:12 p.m. PST
Target Audience: General Public
Overview: Viewers in North and South America, as well as those in western parts of Europe and Africa, will be able to watch one of the sky’s most dazzling shows on Jan. 20, 2019, when the Sun, Earth and Moon align at 9:12 p.m. PST, creating a total lunar eclipse. The full moon will also be at its closest point to Earth in its orbit, called perigee. While at perigee, the Moon appears slightly bigger and brighter from our perspective on Earth, so it’s often referred to as a “supermoon.” But does it really look as super as some say?
Check out these Teachable Moments from NASA/JPL Edu to find out how to watch a lunar eclipse and see what causes them to occur – plus learn more about supermoons and what to expect when one comes around.
January 20–21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Philipsburg
|10:36 pm Sun, Jan 20||Penumbral Eclipse begins The Earth’s penumbra start touching the Moon’s face.||79°||
|11:33 pm Sun, Jan 20||Partial Eclipse begins Partial moon eclipse starts – moon is getting red.||75°||
|12:41 am Mon, Jan 21||Total Eclipse begins Total moon eclipse starts – completely red moon.||298°||
|1:12 am Mon, Jan 21||Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.||283°||
|1:43 am Mon, Jan 21||Total Eclipse ends Total moon eclipse ends.||280°||
|2:50 am Mon, Jan 21||Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.||279°||
|3:48 am Mon, Jan 21||Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth’s penumbra ends.||280°||