Rare 'super blood moon' is coming this month

Although the Eta Aquarids will be active April 19 through May 26, its peak night will begin around 3 a.m. ET until dawn on May 6, and it's expected to produce as many as 20 to 40 meteors or more per hour. January 20, the moon will also be relatively close to the Earth while it's full, which has recently become known as a Supermoon. "If solar eclipses happen before first of the Hijric month (before new crescent), lunar eclipse happens at the middle of the Hijric month (at full moon phase)", Dr Marzouk added. While the moon will directly be in Earth's shadow, some indirect sunlight will still get to the moon, passing through the atmosphere which filters the blue light. During this time the moon will appear red, which is commonly referred to as a "Blood Moon".

Together, the trifecta event this January will be known as the "Super Blood Wolf Moon".

Finally, the "wolf moon" term comes from the Native Americans' expression for every first full moon of January, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac.

The longest possible lunar eclipse is 1 hour and 47 minutes, according to EarthSky. "I have seen a number of partial eclipses, but they leave me wanting".

Several rare astronomical events are taking the stage in 2019.

The dates are based on the time zone the viewer is present in.

The Astronomy Club President said he will be using his eight-inch and 80 millimeter telescopes and astronomical camera, which when combined with the telescope can take pictures of the moon. On a total lunar eclipse day, since the earth blocks any view between the sun and moon, the earth casts a shadow on the moon, which is how we see the eclipse.

This will be the first lunar eclipse of 2019 and the last total lunar eclipse until 2021. "In a partial lunar eclipse, one part of the moon is going to be brighter than the rest of it".

Supermoon: This month's full moon will also be especially close to Earth, making it a so-called supermoon.

The rest of Europe and Africa will be able to catch the end of the eclipse.

According to NASA's website, a supermoon does not cause floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, severe weather, or tsunamis, despite what incorrect and non-scientific speculators might suggest. Africa will have shady a morning when the eclipse reaches its full coverage over the land.

Total Eclipse Ends - 10:43 p.m.

For Prescott, the next visible cosmic occurrence will happen in early November - the Transit of Mercury, which is when the planet Mercury orbits directly in front of the sun and appears as a little black dot to viewers.

Vanessa Coleman

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