We’re only a few days into the new year and there’s a major lunar event coming up that you won’t want to miss. A total lunar eclipse is something that occurs more than one time in a year, but the one that’s happening the night of January 20th, a Full Blood Wolf Moon is special for a number of reasons. And even better – North & South Carolina will be a prime location for witnessing it all.
Save the date of the night of January 20-21, 2019 so you can witness this amazing total lunar eclipse the likes of which won't be seen again until May 26, 2021. The upcoming lunar eclipse will also be a super blood wolf moon, where for one hour and two minutes the moon will turn a rich red color during the height of the eclipse.
During this phenomenal event, the moon will magically turn a blood red color in the night sky. But wait, there's one more first: it's the first Supermoon of the year, meaning the moon is at its closest position to Earth.
And the best part? You'll only barely miss your bed time to see it all. The preumbral series begins at 9:36 p.m. on January 20th — and you can begin watching the total moon eclipse at 10:33 p.m. It will take an hour and 8 minutes for the full eclipse to begin; then it will last another hour and two minutes.
In North & South Carolina, 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