A lunar eclipse is simply the full moon sliding into earth's shadow, so there's no need for special filters to view it - like with a solar eclipse.
This doesn't occur every month, as the moon has a slight incline in its orbit and often misses earth's shadow.
The year 2019 begins with some cosmic theatre, with a super blood moon eclipse set to take centre stage for large parts of the world January 20-21.
During totality, the moon's surface will turn a copper-orange colour due to the sunlight refracting through our atmosphere.
Should you be tempted to fly down and see it in person, check out our guide to finding cheap flights. Because of the only part of the earth, for the SoFi is to be highly visible, is the East of Russian Federation . It will occur over the South Pacific, Chile and Argentina.
It will also be the last full lunar eclipse until May 26, 2021, according to OnlyInYourState.com. Total lunar eclipses happen periodically, but there is not a specific cycle to predict when they happen, Brake said.
A partial solar eclipse is when the Moon covers only a certain portion of the Sun.
The Moon will start to enter the Earth's shadow just after 2.30am GMT but will reach maximum at 5.15am.
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The big one - exactly like the total solar eclipse in the United States of America on August 21, 2017 - and the first one since.
So enjoy 2019's pantheon of eclipses, but know that the only one eclipse-chaser would go to the ends of the Earth to see is a total solar eclipse from the path of totality - surely nature's greatest spectacle. India timings are from around 5 AM to 9:18 AM on January 6.
The whole thing will be over by 10:51 p.m. Who is in the Umbra, can be observed from earth, a total Eclipse of the heart.
You won't even have to stay up late, because the show conveniently begins at 7:34 p.m.
"Do not forget the Mercury Transit in November as it's the last one until 2032", warns Xavier Jubier from Paris, France, an eclipse-chaser and member of International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group on Solar Eclipses. The event is, strictly speaking, a partial eclipse, but a very pretty one.