2-for-1: Total Lunar Eclipse Comes With Supermoon Bonus

2-for-1: Total Lunar Eclipse Comes With Supermoon Bonus

How long did this lunar eclipse last?

The "super blood wolf moon" was visible in parts of the United Kingdom this morning. The moon's usual bright white hue may turn a burnt red-orange during a total eclipse because sunlight passing through the Earth's atmosphere is bent towards it. Colours in the spectrum with shorter wavelengths are blocked and filtered away while those with longer wavelengths such as red and orange can pass through.

Watchers in North and South America, parts of Europe and western Africa, who were lucky enough to have clear skies, saw a total lunar eclipse - but eastern Africa and Asia observed a partial eclipse.

Vincent said the lunar eclipse should expose changes in life that need to happen but have been neglected. Then, on November 30, 2020, North and South America will see the last penumbral eclipse of the year, as will Asia, Australia and the Pacific region.

NASA said that the total lunar eclipse started at 11.41 p.m EST on January 20, with the greatest eclipse occurring at 12.12 a.m EST on January 21. That eclipse will happen at moonset in the Americas, so there won't be very much to see there.

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Canada and the USA won't have another chance to see this phenomenon again until May 2022.

The next eclipse is only expected in 2021.

The moon was in flawless alignment with the sun and Earth, with the moon on the opposite side of Earth from the sun.

These occur between two and three times every three years but the weather conditions on the day of occurrence usually have an effect on whether or not the eclipse can be viewed clearly. Then, on December 14, 2020, a total solar eclipse will happen in the south Pacific, Chile, Argentina and the south Atlantic.