Arkansas January 02, 2019
A Total Lunar Eclipse Is Coming This Month And Arkansas Has A Front Row Seat
At the end of January, Arkansans will be able to see quite a rare natural phenomenon. A Super Blood Wolf Moon will be rising and you won’t want to miss it. Let’s look up and forward to this beautiful yet eerie event.
Things will be looking up this year.
Hopefully that means you too at the end of this month. On the night of Jan. 20th, 2019 Arkansans will be able to see a total lunar eclipse. The eclipse begins around 9 pm but the peak won't happen until 11 pm.
This type of eclipse is known as a Super Blood Wolf Moon.
Eclipses happen because Earth comes between the sun and moon in just a way to cast a perfect shadow onto the moon. The rock 'n roll sounding name of the eclipse comes from a couple of different elements. A "super moon" happens when the moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit as possible. The eerie "blood" term comes from the reddish tint due to atmospheric light filtering and "wolf" is rooted in Native American lore.
You won't need any special equipment to see this spectacle.
Unlike last year's solar eclipse, lunar eclipses do not need any protective eye equipment. Feel free to break out the telescope or binoculars if you'd like to see the Super Blood Wolf Moon up close.
This will be the perfect excuse to cozy up next to a warm campfire.
The eclipse will be noticeable from your front door but it's best viewed away from any light pollution. Now would be a great time to stay the night at
Or, if you'd rather stay out of the elements, you could book a stay at your favorite state park.
A yurt or cabin will whisk you away from the busy city without keeping you in the cold. Read
to learn more about Arkansas' yurts.
You'll definitely want to make plans to see this eclipse since there won't be another one for a while.
The next total lunar eclipse won't be until May 26th, 2021.
Where will you be viewing the lunar eclipse? Share your favorite place to see the night sky in our comments below!
highest point would be a beautiful place to see the eclipse.