If you love the night sky, then there’s an upcoming event you’re not going to want to miss. A total lunar eclipse is something that occurs more than one time in a year, but the one that’s happening the night of January 20th is special for a number of reasons. And even better – North Carolina will be a prime location for witnessing it all.

In North Carolina, here’s your timeline for this eclipse:

  • 9:36 p.m. Jan. 20 – penumbral eclipse begins
  • 10:33 p.m. Jan. 20 – partial eclipse begins
  • 11:41 p.m. Jan. 20 – full eclipse begins
  • 12:12 a.m. Jan. 21 – maximum eclipse
  • 12:43 a.m. Jan. 21 – full eclipse ends
  • 1:50 a.m. Jan. 21 – partial eclipse ends
  • 2:48 a.m. Jan. 21 – penumbral eclipse ends


Ever seen an eclipse like this before? We’d love to know – and can’t wait to see your photos from this one. You can share them with us on Instagram with the #onlyinnorthcarolina tag!

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