tiptrot.com
tiptrot.com July 17, 2018


The Grand Strand could see a partial lunar eclipse this week

29 January 2018, 02:41 | Gerardo Harmon

Blue moon eclipse coming this week

License N  A Created 2017:12:26 17:16:39

As light is scattered away and refracted by our atmosphere during the lunar eclipse, most of the colors are filtered out, leaving us with a reddish "blood moon".

Science experts say next Wednesday's lunar phenomenon of a blue moon, supermoon, blood moon and total lunar eclipse hasn't been viewed for 150 years, making it a true once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly behind the Earth into its umbra.

"Unlike the eclipse of the sun, you don't have to rush out at a certain time, and if you sneeze you miss it", Fraknoi said. People on the East Coast will not have as great a view, since the eclipse begins just as the moon is about to set and the sky is getting lighter.

A supermoon happens when the moon is full as its orbit takes it closest to the earth.

A blue moon occurs when there are two full moons in a calendar month, about once every two or three years. "Set your alarm early and go out and take a look".

The entire celestial event will be webcast live by worldwide space agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) starting at 5:30 a.m. EST (1030 GMT). That's when the moon slides into the earth's shadow.

The total lunar eclipse will happen when the moon will enter the Earth's shadow, ensuring that the Sun's rays do not fall on it.


Eagle-eyed early-risers can catch shadows starting to creep over the moon at 2:51 a.m. on Wednesday.

Unlike a total solar eclipse, a total lunar eclipse will not damage your eyes. Johnston said the January 21, 2019 lunar eclipse will be visible throughout all of the USA and will be a supermoon, though it won't be a blue moon.

Beginning at 5:45 a.m. EST (1045 GMT), the Slooh telescope will live stream the 5 hour and 17 minute eclipse. "Instead of this little, tiny shadow of the moon on the Earth, you have this big shadow of the Earth covering up the tiny moon".

"For the [CONTINENTAL] US, the viewing will be best in the west", said Gordon Johnston, programme executive and lunar blogger at Nasa. It's best to head to a viewing point at a higher elevation, with a clear line of sight to the horizon toward the west.

Total eclipse begins at 4:52 a.m.

Sadly, people in the United Kingdom will not get to see lunar eclipse because it is only visible on Earth's night side. "The overall eclipse ends at 12.08 midnight on Feb 1", he explained.

For those in the Middle East, Asia, eastern Russia, Australia and New Zealand, the event will be visible during moonrise on the morning of January 31st.

Perhaps the most impressive (and visually noticeable) part of this lunar event is the fact that it's also a "blood" moon.



Other News

loading...
loading...

Trending Now

Casey Affleck Won't Present an Oscar at This Year's Academy Awards Ceremony
So, breaking a long-standing tradition, Affleck has stepped down from his presenter position at the upcoming Academy Awards . Affleck won the Best Actor Oscar past year for his performance in Manchester By the Sea .

United States to roll out immigration framework subsequent week
It seems obvious that no one wants their government to be shut down; it causes nothing but problems for the American people. Another 14% in each party would allow illegal immigrants to stay in the US but not have a path to citizenship.

White House says it supports short-term government funding bill
Flake visited Cuba late past year and argued he saw no evidence US diplomats in Havana were attacked by the communist Castro government.

Here's why Lorde turned down a Grammy performance
Variety reports that the reason behind Lorde's absence is because she declined a performance spot on the ceremony. For an artist who isn't performing at the Grammys , Lorde is certainly owning Grammy Week.

Texas high school shooting leaves 1 student wounded
The unidentified 16-year-old left campus shortly after he shot the victim, and was arrested without incident. Police were seen responding the the active shooting, where the suspected gunman was taken into custody. .

CNN's Sanjay Gupta Diagnoses Donald Trump With Heart Disease
Presidents aren't required to get a checkup, but modern presidents do so regularly and release a doctor's report on the findings. The doctor says he's found "no reason whatsoever" to think the president has any issues with his thought process.

Kentucky school shooting: At least 5 shot at Marshall County High School
The school is just a 30-minute drive from Heath High School, home of a 1997 mass shooting which killed three and injured five. In a statement released January 23 after the second shooting in two days, Cardinal DiNardo, president of the U.S.

Phil Neville deletes Twitter account after old tweet emerges
In posts dated from 2012, he said: "Morning men, couple of hours cricket before work sets me up nicely for the day". Up until this point, Neville had never managed a team.

'The mission of our National Parks has been set aside'
Skiing and snowboarding is still available at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Grand Targhee, Snow King, and White Pine Ski areas. Gaetana Dimauro of Adelaide, Australia, wasn't aware of the government shutdown when she went to see the Liberty Bell.

Arsenal Aubameyang bid rejected
They aren't the first club to attempt signing the player, with Chelsea and Real Madrid being turned down by Dortmund in past seasons.