Tennessee January 19, 2019
The Next Lunar Eclipse Will Be Visible From Tennessee And You Won’t Want To Miss Out
Tennessee experienced a solar eclipse for the ages last summer, a natural phenomenon that evoked a series of work parties and canceled days at school and whole communities coming together to look at the sky. It was an incredible experience, and a lunar eclipse is about ready to swallow the moon on in just a few weeks. It’s a neat thing to see, and if you can wait up past your bedtime, well worth a lesson for little ones and all folks alike.
What actually is a lunar eclipse, one might ask? Most folks are fairly aware of a solar eclipse, when the world goes dark, but a lunar eclipse goes rather unnoticed. Scientifically you'll experience a lunar eclipse when the Earth positions itself between the Sun and the Moon.
This creates a breathtaking display as the Moon is overtaken by the Earth's shadow. In this photo, you'll be able to see how the eclipse looks through its separate phases.
At certain points in the Lunar eclipse the Moon actually appears red. This is due to light being reflected from the Earth's atmosphere. How crazy is that?!
This year, five continents will be able to see the first lunar eclipse of 2019.
The Moon will start to enter the shadow of the Earth at 8:30pm on January 20th. From that time onward, the full moon will grow darker and darker until the point of full eclipse at 10:40pm.
The Moon will be eclipsed by the Earth's shadow for roughly an hour before phasing back to its normal, full shape around 2am.
You should also note that Lunar and Solar eclipses come in pairs. One must occur on the heels of the other, with a partial solar eclipse occuring in Northeastern Asia during the first week of January this year.
Make sure you head outside on January 20th, 2019 if you're in Tennessee to experience this crazy phenomenon. It will be the last lunar eclipse visible from Tennessee until 2022, so you won't want to miss it.
After you enjoy a look at the sky,
you should revisit the glory days at this Nashville bar. It’s a fun spot to hang out with friends!