Eclipse Season 2019 Kicks Off With Partial Solar Eclipse Today

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Eclipse Season 2019 Kicks Off With Partial Solar Eclipse Today

Ottawa astronomer Gary Boyle explains: "An eclipse is a result of the ideal lineup of the sun, Earth and moon".

These events bring out internet excitement: the British Daily Mail tabloid consulted an astrologer about one full moon previous year and is already breathlessly calling this event a "Super Blood Wolf Moon".

A total lunar eclipse is a magical event to witness and our next chance comes on the night of January 20/21 with all of North America having a ring side seat for the entire show.

A solar eclipse occurs when the Earth, the moon, and the sun are lined up so that the moon passes directly between the sun and the Earth, blocking all sunlight. However, Africa, Europe and Asia all get some kind of view of a weird-looking half-full moon turning slightly red. Cheesy? Yup, but it is a supermoon, AND total lunar eclipses are often called a "Blood Moon", AND January's Full Moon is called the Wolf Moon in North America. Unlike the short solar eclipse, the lunar eclipse will last a few hours.

There are three solar eclipses and two lunar eclipses this year, and the transit of Mercury will occur in November 2019. Scientists say that the changes in the colour are due to refraction phenomenon and nothing related to the apocalypse.

During a partial solar eclipse, the Moon, the Sun and Earth don't align in a perfectly straight line, and the Moon casts only the outer part of its shadow, the penumbra, on Earth.

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth.

It will be followed by a full solar eclipse on July 2, which India again would not be able to see.

How long the Eclipse lasts in January?

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Should you be tempted to fly down and see it in person, check out our guide to finding cheap flights.

What exactly is a partial Eclipse of the sun?

. The spectacle can look more dramatic at sunrise, when it can be photographed more easily, and with a foreground.

The next total solar eclipse to hit the United States will happen on April 8, 2024 and will pass across the eastern part of the country.

Total lunar eclipse ends: 10:43 p.m. (January 20).

What is a partial solar eclipse?

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