Mountain Skies: Total Lunar Eclipse Visible In The Mountains


Last updated 1/7/2019 at 3:14pm

Jan. 20-21

Total Lunar Eclipse

Lunar eclipses can occur a little less than six months apart, so there could be as many as three in a calendar year. The last year that happened was 2016. Not all lunar eclipses are total, i.e., where the moon passes completely through the dark umbra of the earth’s shadow. However, after no total lunar eclipses worldwide since September 2015, we are about to observe the last of a sequence of three. There were two last year: Jan. 31 when the very beginning was visible to observers in the Carolinas as the moon set over the mountains, and July 27, which wa...

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