The First Solar Eclipse of 2019 Is Coming This Weekend

REX  Shutterstock The Full Moon. The Full Moon over Czech Paradise Czech Republic- 24 Oct 2018

REX Shutterstock The Full Moon. The Full Moon over Czech Paradise Czech Republic- 24 Oct 2018

Solar Eclipse January 6, 2019 will start at 5:28 local time. It's the third total lunar eclipse in the last 18 months, but the last until 2021.

You might want to mark your calendar for January's lunar event, because it will be the last total lunar eclipse until May 26, 2021.

This weekend is ideal for searching for the night sky's brightest star, Sirius, and if you have good binoculars or a telescope, you can find the faint star cluster near it. Sirius is easy to see because it's so bright and because the three prominent Belt stars in the constellation Orion - three stars in a short, straight row - always point to it. However, the highlight of the year will be the total solar eclipse on July 2, 2019, which will occur over the South Pacific, Chile and Argentina.

When is the partial solar eclipse?

Penumbral Eclipse begins. The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face. "I have seen a number of partial eclipses, but they leave me wanting". The 3.5-hour event will be visible from the US, Greenland, Iceland, western Europe, and western Africa.

As for the upcoming supermoon, there will be several phenomena taking place at the same: supermoon, blood moon, wolf moon, and total lunar eclipse. Full moons can occur at any point along the Moon's elliptical path, but when a full moon occurs at or near the perigee (closest distance to Earth), it looks slightly larger and brighter than a typical full moon. During eclipses the sun is to viewed only through special glasses or filters whereas the moon can be viewed directly during lunar eclipses.

The last lunar eclipse was on July 27, 2018.

What time the partial solar eclipse occurs depends on where you watch from.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth's shadow, just as a solar eclipse occurs when part of the Earth passes through the Moon's shadow.

July's total solar eclipse will be relatively long, lasting nearly two minutes in some places.

It begins with a lunar eclipse, which happens when the moon and sun are on opposite sides of the planet, NASA explains. During a partial lunar eclipse, the moon falls partially into Earth's shadow (also called the umbra), leaving only a portion of it visible to those on Earth.

The day after Christmas 2019, people in eastern Europe, much of Asia, and northern and western Africa will be able to witness a "ring of fire" caused by an annular solar eclipse.

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