The Blood Moon in Moscow!





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A Super Blood Moon is when a total lunar eclipse, also known as a Blood Moon, coincides with a Super Moon. A total lunar eclipse takes place when the Moon passes directly through the Earth’s umbra (full shadow). The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the Moon turns red.As the Moon has an irregular orbit, this does not happen often.This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Moscow on January 21 2019.




It will begin at 2.36am and end at 7.48am, making it five hours and 12 minutes long.The total phase of this total lunar eclipse will be visible from North and South America, and western parts of Europe and Africa.

Stages and times of the eclipse in Moscow are outlined below. All times are local time for Moscow.

Time Phase Event Direction Altitude
05:36 jan 21 
Penumbral Eclipse beginsThe Earth’s penumbra start touching the Moon’s face. Map direction West270°

24.0°

06:33 jan 21 
Partial Eclipse beginsPartial moon eclipse starts – moon is getting red. Map direction West-northwest281°

16.3°

07:41 jan 21 
Total Eclipse beginsTotal moon eclipse starts – completely red moon.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Map direction West-northwest293°

7.6°

08:12 jan 21 
Maximum EclipseMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-northwest.
Map direction West-northwest299°

3.9°

08:43 jan 21 
Total Eclipse endsTotal moon eclipse ends.
Moon close to horizon, recommend going to a high point.
Map direction Northwest305°

0.6°

08:52 jan 21  Setting MoonsetSetting Map direction Northwest307°

-0.2°

09:50 jan 21  Setting Partial Eclipse endsSetting Map direction Northwest319°

-6.6°

10:48 jan 21  Not directly visible Penumbral Eclipse endsBelow horizon Map direction North-northwest331°

-11.0°

 

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the Moon turns red.



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