Wednesday, 16 January, 2019

Don't miss the total (lunar) eclipse of the heart this month

Don't miss the total (lunar) eclipse of the heart this month 2019 partial solar eclipse will not be visible in India, but you can still see it
Sandy Nunez | 08 January, 2019, 10:10

"By cosmic coincidence, this full moon will also be especially close to Earth that night, making it a so-called supermoon".

The special Eclipse will not only be a blood moon, but is being described as a "Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse".

All of North America will be able to see this eclipse clearly, and British Columbians should try to catch it because the next one (happening May 16, 2022) will only be visible to the central and eastern parts of Canada. The sun, earth and moon will line up perfectly so that the moon slips into the earth's shadow.

"During totality (the time when the entire moon is covered by Earth's shadow) the lunar surface turns a copper orange due to sunlight refracting or passing through our atmosphere much like those hot summer sunsets on Earth". The "total" part of the eclipse ends at 12:43 a.m. and the whole show is over at 1:51 a.m.

The total lunar eclipse includes a super Moon where a full moon appears 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than usual.

Which brings us to the most Game of Thrones-y named celestial event of all time: the wolf moon, a nickname given to the first full moon seen in January.

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♦ According to Inuit folklore, Sun goddess Malina walks way after a fight with Moon god Annigan and when Annigan catches up with his sister, it causes a solar eclipse.

January 22: The planets Jupiter and Venus will appear very close together in the early morning sky, called a conjunction.

Skygazers were already treated to a meteor shower early in January. Lots of shooting stars easily seen with the naked eye as Earth passes through dusty debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle.

November 11: Transit of Mercury: The planet Mercury will pass directly between the Earth and the Sun during our daylight.

The best way to safely watch a total solar eclipse is to wear protective eclipse glasses or to project an image of the eclipsed Sun using a pinhole projector.

November 24: Venus and Jupiter have another very close appearance. It will be a partial solar eclipse and the phenomenon will start from 5 am and will continue till 8:18 am tomorrow, informed Director of Pathani Samanta Planetarium Dr. Subhendu Pattnaik.