All of North America will be able to see this eclipse clearly, and British Columbians should try to catch it because the next one (happening May 16, 2022) will only be visible to the central and eastern parts of Canada.
The partial solar eclipse will take place on January 6 starting 23:34:08 in UTC, which stands for Coordinated Universal Time. For a solar eclipse to happen, the moon has to cross the Earth's plane at the same time that it's sitting between the Earth and the sun. The Earth will come between the Sun and the Moon in just the right way so that the Earth's shadow is cast entirely across its moon.
Lunar eclipses describe the moment the Moon passes behind the earth and into its shadow. "This is due to the way light bends around earth as it moves toward the moon".
"Throughout history, eclipses have inspired awe and even fear, " reports Space.com, "especially when total lunar eclipses turned the moon blood-red, an effect that terrified people who had no understanding of what causes an eclipse".
"One thing astronomy is vulnerable to is weather - when you get clouds you don't see anything", he said. The distance between the moon and the earth is greater than that of the core shadow could reach the earth. It will occur over the South Pacific, Chile and Argentina. "This is why a lunar eclipse is often called a blood moon".
Because the sun is completely blocked out, unlike in a partial solar eclipse, it's possible to look directly at the moon without any eye protection.
A January 7 article Forbes magazine noted that, depending on where you are, the moon might also look copper colored or "orange-reddish". Also discolor the sky in a dark Black, that you can see the brighter stars.
August 13: Peak night of the annual Perseid meteor shower.
The Eta Aquarids was created in 1986 when dusty debris was left behind by Halley's Comet.
August 24: Venus appears fairly close to Mars, though they will not be as close as the January conjunction with Jupiter. September 2081, in turn, a total Eclipse of the sun, may see - and roughly a half-century later, on 7.
November 24: Venus and Jupiter have another very close appearance. It is the last of three consecutive total lunar eclipses in 2018 and 2019, each one separated by six months.