This year starts with a partial solar eclipse. A bit more than halfway by 2019, a lot of the world will see a partial lunar eclipse Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, depending on where you live.
The partial lunar eclipse will probably be visible in Africa, most of Europe, a large portion of Asia, the eastern a part of South American and western Australia, reported the Europe-based Royal Astronomical Society. North America will miss the view apart from its most eastern points, like Nantucket, parts of Maine and Nova Scotia.
Within the UK, the moon will likely be low in the sky, so unobstructed views of the southern and southeastern horizon are best, following the astronomers with the Royal Astronomical Society. The moon will rise at 21:07 BST, showcasing the partially eclipsed moon. Check Time and Date to see when it’ll happen in your area.
Lunar eclipses can take place only during a full moon. The moon will probably be in perfect alignment with the sun and Earth on Tuesday, with the moon on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun.
Earth will cast 2 shadows on the moon through the eclipse. The penumbra is the partial shadow, and the umbra is the full, dark shadow.
When the complete moon moves into Earth’s shadow, it should darken, but it won’t disappear. Sunlight passing via Earth’s atmosphere will light the moon in a dramatic style, turning it red.
Depending on the weather in your region, it could be gray, rusty, brick-colored, or blood-red.