Supermoon Lunar Eclipse To Become The First Pan-American Total Eclipse In 19 Years
“But what makes this eclipse so special is when it occurs relative to the Earth’s rotation. When the first stage of the eclipse begins, Europe and Africa will be nearing sunrise, but all of North and South America (as well as parts of Russia) will be full-on into the start of night.
As the Earth continues to turn and the Moon moves through the Earth’s shadow, the eclipse will go from penumbral to partial to total, with totality lasting for over an hour, before becoming a partial and then penumbral eclipse again.
Small portions of northern Europe and northern Asia will experience the entirety of the eclipse, but all of North and South America will get to view the entire thing. This marks the first Pan-American eclipse of the 21st century!”
On January 20/21, 2019, the Moon will slip into the Earth’s umbral shadow, creating the spectacular sight of a total lunar eclipse. The Moon will be at perigee during this event, meaning that this event will be a Supermoon eclipse, and will occur everywhere on Earth that’s experiencing night at this time. While Iceland, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and parts of Norway, Portugal, and Russia will get to see the whole thing, so will the entirety of North and South America, marking the first Pan-American eclipse of the 21st century, and the last one we’ll get until 2058!