Lunar eclipses are always a treat to observe, but viewing the total lunar eclipse starting on the evening of January 20, 2019 is not to be here in New Brunswick due to a massive winter storm.
As you can see from the chart above, the Penumbra will begin at 10:36pm AST Sunday evening, the Total Eclipse will begin at 12:41 reaching totality at 1:12am Monday morning, and exit the earth’s shadow at 3:48 am, lasting 5 hours, 12 minutes. It will also be a “SuperMoon.” [click the pic to enlarge]
Note: Next total eclipse of the Moon in Canada– May 2022.
Chris Curwin of Astronomy by the Bay has cancelled the Live Feed and viewing from Saints Rest Beach in Saint John due to a brutal winter storm. Thanks Chris for trying, and thanks to all the fellow astronomers who were planning to set up and join in offering views to the public. You can still check his Facebook Event for more info.
However, Time and Date is posting a Live Feed for those who want to watch. The link is here.
Jenna Hinds of the RASC has put together an excellent short video explaining eclipses, about 5 minutes. [click the pic to watch]
Teaching Webinar Available January 10~
Discover the Universe will offer a free webinar January 10th to give you the tips and tricks (models, animations, etc.) to make this lesson easy and fun. They will also explain exactly how to observe the eclipse so as not to miss a single moment.
The webinar will be recorded for those who cannot attend the live presentation. Register now to access the webinar and the recording. It’s free! The link to register is here.
Above~ from SkyNews.ca [click any pic to enlarge]
More info from RASC NB~
Photography and Observing~
A couple of links you may find useful: