Nigeria to experience total lunar eclipse tomorrow

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The period of totality during this eclipse, when Earth's shadow is directly across the moon and it is at its reddest, will last 1 hour, 42 minutes and 57 seconds, making it the longest viewable lunar eclipse this century. A blood moon occurs during a lunar eclipse when the moon, in total eclipse, appears to have a reddish tint thanks to some refracted light from the sun.

The lunar eclipse, which will take place between 3am and 6am, will also turn the moon a shade of red, hence the name blood moon.

The entire eclipse will be visible from North and South America, as well as parts of western Europe (including the UK) and north Africa.

When the light hits the air particles in the atmosphere, light becomes scattered and the color we see with our eyes is that dark red or burnt orange color.

There's no need of any special equipment to watch Super Blood Wolf Moon.

The total lunar eclipse will start at 11:41 pm ET on January 20, which is around 10:11 am on January 21 (Monday) in India. The deepest phase of the eclipse will be at 7.13am. But if you looked up, you'd see a ring of light in the darkened sky, as sunlight illuminated the rim of the atmosphere surrounding Earth's disk, according to the Lunar and Planetary Institute. But the moon's orbit is tilted a little bit compared to the Earth's, so usually when the moon is full, the Earth's shadow passes a little bit above or a little bit below it.

Three elements make a "super blood wolf moon", but the part that makes it so rare it happens only three times this century is the least impressive.

Telus World of Science to pull all-nighter celebration for total lunar eclipse Sunday

Why is it called a 'super blood wolf moon?'

You might want to clear some time in your schedule this weekend to look up at the night sky.

The lunar eclipse will be visible from cities, as long as the weather conditions are right and there aren't too many clouds.

According to timeanddate.com, the eclipse will be visible to Staten Islanders for about five hours, beginning at 9:38 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20.

Europeans last saw a total lunar eclipse in July 2018. For a lunar eclipse, the moon, Earth, and sun are all directly in line.

While solar eclipses are risky to view directly, the light from lunar eclipses is much fainter and so is completely safe to view without special equipment.




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