Blood Moon prepares to bring the spectacle of the moon


The total lunar eclipse will occur in the early hours of Monday morning, decorating the reddish color to the surface of the moon.

Astronomers and skyscrapers are very interested in the blood moon this year, because this month is the last of its kind for two years.

Eclipse Science

"We will discuss this unusual total lunar eclipse for the next few years," explained Tom Kerss, an astronomer from Greenwich's Royal Observatory.

"So this is really good to catch because it will be a long time before you catch the others like this – we will have another lunar eclipse, we won't have anything so spectacular until May 2021."

If weather permits, the total lunar eclipse must be visible from the UK for a reasonable period of time.


The eclipse will start at 2.36 am on Monday January 21, although observers may not see anything far in the morning.

The best time is around 5.12 in the morning to catch the maximum eclipse, when the moon will fully sink into the shadow of the Earth.

"The moon will be red between around 4.40 in the morning and around 6.45 in the morning, so actually more than an hour you should observe this phenomenon of the blood moon where the moon is truly defeated," Kerss said.


The Royal Museums Greenwich will also host the Facebook Live event starting at 4 am, where viewers can watch the program being opened.

The last blood month occurred in July 2018, although clouds largely obscured the sky phenomenon in England.


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