Alabama January 11, 2019
The Next Lunar Eclipse Will Be Visible From Alabama And You Won’t Want To Miss Out
Later this month, residents of Alabama will get to experience a rare celestial event—a total lunar eclipse. For information regarding this event, take a look below. Also, don’t forget to mark the date on your calendar. You don’t want to miss it!
On January 20-21, 2019, a total lunar eclipse will occur. This rare event only occurs every couple of years, so you'll want to make sure you catch it.
For those of you who aren't familiar with a total lunar eclipse, it simply occurs when the earth comes between the sun and the full moon. So basically, the earth, sun, and moon must be lined up perfectly.
The moment the total lunar eclipse occurs, the moon will likely turn red, which is why it's nicknamed 'blood moon.'
The total lunar eclipse will last approximately five hours. It'll begin in Alabama at 8:36 p.m. on January 20th and end at 1:48 a.m. on January 21st.
This total lunar eclipse will be the first full moon of the year, which is why it's known as a 'wolf moon.' It's also been referred to as a 'supermoon' because it's closest to earth while in orbit. During this time, the moon will appear much bigger and brighter than normal. As previously mentioned, this rare eclipse is also known as a 'blood moon' because of the red color it produces. Many people are calling this celestial event a 'super blood wolf moon eclipse' because it combines a supermoon, a blood moon, and a wolf moon.
The total lunar eclipse will be entirely visible in North and South America. Other regions of the world where it'll be either fully, or partly, visible include Europe, Africa, Asia, Atlantic, Pacific, Indian Ocean, and the Arctic.
The best time to view a total lunar eclipse is on a clear night. Also, unlike the Great American Eclipse of 2017, no protective eye wear is needed. It's actually quite safe to view total lunar eclipses with the naked eye.
Do you plan to stay up late to view this total lunar eclipse? Let us know in the comments!