Super Blood Wolf Moon Lunar Eclipse or Chandra Grahan January 2019 Today LIVE Updates: The only total Lunar Eclipse of 2019, which is also being called as Super Blood Wolf Moon is over. The first pictures of the rare phenomenon are out now. The Moon appeared reddish and closer to Earth, and the total eclipse lasted for 62 minutes.
This rare total lunar eclipse spectacle was visible around the world, including North America, Central America, South America, Britain, Sweden, Portugal, France and Spain among others. India was not able to witness the total lunar eclipse.
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Next total lunar eclipse in 2021
The next total lunar eclipse will happen on May 26, 2021. The previous lunar eclipse took place on July 27 last year.
US eclipse watchers howl at Blood Wolf Moon
Skywatchers howled at the moon at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles when the full lunar eclipse appeared shortly after 9 p.m. Pacific time on Sunday and our celestial neighbour was bathed reddish-orange during a Super Blood Wolf Moon. More than 1,500 people gathered at the observatory near the city's famous Hollywood sign to watch the eclipse.
IN PHOTOS | This is how the rare spectacle was visible in different parts of the world
Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus
The entire eclipse took more than three hours. Totality — when the moon's completely bathed in Earth's shadow — lasted an hour. During a total lunar eclipse, the eclipsed, or blood, moon turns red from sunlight scattering off Earth's atmosphere. Besides the Americas, the entire lunar extravaganza could be observed, weather permitting, all the way across the Atlantic to parts of Europe.
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Rare spectacle begins
The Moon is seen during a lunar eclipse, also known as the "Super Blood Wolf Moon", in La Paz, Bolivia.
Where will the total lunar eclipse of January 2019 be visible?
According to NASA, if the skies are clear the eclipse will be visible across North America, South America, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Britain, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, France and Spain. The rest of Europe and Africa will also get a glimpse of the Super Blood Wolf Moon. The eclipse will not be visible to people in India and other Asian countries. The website timeanddate.com is running a livestream for the lunar eclipse, which you can watch on January 20, 2019. However, there is no official livestream as such from NASA.
This is the last total lunar eclipse of the decade
This is the last total lunar eclipse until May 26, 2021. The previous lunar eclipse took place on July 27 last year.
How can you watch the Super Blood Wolf Moon Lunar Eclipse online?
Though the Super Blood Wolf Moon will not be visible in India, it should be noted that one does not need special equipment to view the phenomenon. Unlike solar eclipses, a lunar eclipse can be viewed with the naked eye. In case you are interested to watch the eclipse, timeandate.com is running a live stream. However, there is no official live stream available from NASA.
What is the Super Blood Wolf Moon and why is it called that?
An eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through Earth’s shadow and the Sun, Moon and Earth lineup in space. Super Blood Wolf Moon is a lunar eclipse that will last 62 minutes. The moon will appear to glow like a red ball – the result of sun scattered and refracted around Earth, according to Space.com.
Due to all lunar events happening at once and perhaps the reason this moon is called January wolf super moon, or some variations of that. Historically the term “full wolf moon” was used by Native Americans. The term ‘Blood Moon’ comes from the eclipse that’s expected to happen just before the full moon. Many also say that the term blood moon comes from the colour of the eclipsed moon. Expect the colour of this moon to be the dark reddish orange. According to NASA, the colour depends on the amount of dust and clouds in the atmosphere.
Visuals from around the world
Bitter cold cancels some US lunar eclipse festivities
Stargazers from Los Angeles to New York had planned to gather at parks and observatories to keep their eyes on the sky for the total eclipse, known as a super blood wolf moon, expected to appear at 11:41 pm EST (0441 GMT). Instead, astrology buffs were urged to witness the celestial wonder live-streamed online, Reuters reported.
How long will the total lunar eclipse last?
The total lunar eclipse, which is also being called as a Super Blood Wolf Moon, will last around one hour and two minutes. The entire eclipse will start at 7:34 p.m. PT and last till 10.50 pm PST and this includes partial and total eclipse. The peak eclipse will start at 8.41 pm PST and end at 9.43 pm PST. For India, this comes to 10.11 AM on the morning of January 21 and ending at 11.13 am IST on January 21 but the people of India won't be able to witness this rare spectacle.