The Next Lunar Eclipse Will Be Visible From West Virginia And You Won’t Want To Miss Out

Here were are, only a week into the new year and we already have a major event to look forward to in a couple of weeks. The first full moon of 2019 is more than just a full moon… it’s a Super Blood Wolf Moon and the first total lunar eclipse of the year all wrapped up into the celestial events occurring on the night of January 21-21, 2019. And the best part? West Virginia will have a front row seat for the show!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:

In West Virginia, here’s the 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 #onlyinwestvirginia tag!