Canadians will Enjoy a Magical Lunar Eclipse in January


Canadian stargazers will enjoy a beautiful spectacle in January. On January 20 2018 they had the chance to observe the largest Super Blue Moon lunar eclipse. On the same day in 2019 they will be able to see a full wolf moon that will lead to a total lunar eclipse.

The moon will be really close to the perigee, the closest to Earth that it can be, in the same period, making it a Super Blood Wolf Moon Total Lunar Eclipse.

It is expected that the eclipse will last for approximately five hours and fifteen minutes while the total eclipse stage should last for one hour.

The total lunar eclipse can be seen from anywhere in Canada. There will be three different time periods, depending on the region where the viewers are:

  1. 41 PST
  2. 9:41 MST
  3. 11:41 EST

Stargazers and the general public are encouraged to go out and observe the phenomenon since another full lunar eclipse that can be seen in North America won’t occur until May 2022.

People that enjoy meteorite showers are also favored. The Quadrantids meteor shower should reach its apex period between January 3 and January 4.

While the Quadrantids shower of 2018 wasn’t particularly enjoyable since a powerful full moon rendered the sky too bright in order to see the action clearly astronomers claim that the upcoming one will be much better since the moon will be barely visible when the shower takes place.

The Quadrantids come from a large asteroid called 2003 EH1, believed to have been once an impressive comet.  The Gemini and Quadrantids are the only meteors showers that are generated by a rocky body. The showers are particularly impressive due to the high number of meteors that enter the atmosphere.

Those that want to watch the meteor shower are advised to head towards rural or suburban areas where there is little no artificial light.

Remember to grab your cameras and enjoy the shows!


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