Published: Tue, January 22, 2019
Sci-tech | By April Francis

Super moon offers fantastic early morning spectacle

Super moon offers fantastic early morning spectacle

As per National Geographic report, the 2019 lunar eclipse will be visible across North and South America including some parts of Europe, however, stargazers from Australia and Asia, including India - will have to wait till next eclipse. Until then, you'll need to make do with decidedly less impressive partial and penumbral lunar eclipses.

Watchers in Britain managed to find a break in the cloudy skies early Monday morning. Sky gazers witnessed the only lunar eclipse for 2019, which involved a supermoon happening at the same time. It is a type of lunar eclipse, during which the moon appears to glow red while seeming brighter and closer to earth than normal. And David Wahl, the Director of Awesome at Seattle's Archie McPhee novelty emporium, suggested that from now on, each night's moon should be given a jazzy name.

When the full moon moved into Earth's shadow, it darkened, but did not disappear.

"We're going into this unusual lull in total lunar eclipses over the next couple of years", explained Tom Kerss, an astronomer from the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

The Super Blood Wolf Moon lunar eclipse passes over One World Trade Center on January 20, 2019 in New York City.

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