Bundle up and get outside so you don’t miss the total lunar eclipse on January 21, 2019.
- A partial eclipse will be visible around 6:42 p.m. eastern time
- The full eclipse will be visible around 7:50 p.m. eastern time
- The great eclipse will be visible around 8:21 p.m. eastern time
- The total eclipse will end at 8:52 p.m. eastern time
- The partial eclipse will end at 9:59 p.m. eastern time
A total lunar eclipse, like this one, is when the moon passes through Earth’s umbral shadow and the moon will have a vibrant red color during the total phase.
Unlike solar eclipses, lunar eclipses can be viewed with the naked eye with no protective eyewear. A telescope is also not needed. You can use a pair of binoculars if you wish, but you will be able to see the eclipse just fine with your own two eyes.
If you are interested in photographing the lunar eclipse, review this guide.
We will not see another eclipse in North America until 2021. Mark your calendar with these important dates:
- 05/26/2021 – Total Lunar Eclipse
- 06/10/2021 – Parts of Northern North America will see an Annular Total Eclipse
- 11/19/2021 – Partial Lunar Eclipse