"What's more, the moon on January 20 will be unusually close to Earth and so will be slightly bigger and brighter, making it a so-called supermoon".
A rare "super blood Moon" eclipse took place in the sky above Flintshire this morning.
A total lunar eclipse that is called a "Super Blood Wolf Moon" as seen from Encinitas, California, US, January 20, 2019.
The full eclipse began at 0440 GMT in the United Kingdom and appeared red at 0512 GMT, according to the Royal Astronomical Society.
"The super part is somewhat rare, the moon needs to be within a day or so of its closest position, and the orbit's a month long, so that's pretty rare", astronomer David Reitzel told CBS2. You can only do this in January if you want to get that wolf designation into play.
During this eclipse, direct sunlight is completely blocked by the Earth's shadow. The total process took about three hours.Читайте также: Police to investigate Duke's crash
The total lunar eclipse didn't set in until 11:41 p.m., with the maximum eclipse happening 30 minutes after, at 12:12 a.m.
The red moon is possible because while the moon is in total shadow, some light from the sun passes through Earth's atmosphere and is bent toward the moon. By 2:48 a.m. on January 21, the total lunar eclipse ended.
The Virtual Telescope Project shared a live stream of the lunar eclipse at its brightest above the skyline of Rome.
On Sunday night, the moon, Earth and sun lined up to create the lunar eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America, where skies were clear.
And unlike solar eclipses, the lunar eclipse was safe to view with the naked eye or binoculars.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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