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Look & # 39; upward, Ottawa: The lunar eclipse of the following 20 January, and the next one is not until 2022


Lunar eclipse.

John Worrall

There is a total eclipse of the moon the following night & # 39; 20-21 & # 39; January, easily visible to East & # 39; Ontario if the weather is clear.

It would be the last eclipse visible from Ottawa by 2022. To get the best picture & # 39; this, probably will remain & # 39; to midnight.

Not as rare as lunar eclipse solar eclipse and are much easier to watch because you m & # 39; need safety equipment. Looking at the moon, not to the sun.

Astronomer & # 39; Ottawa Gary Boyle explains: "Eclipse is a result of the perfect formation of the sun, Earth and moon. This does not happen every month because our moon has a small slope in its orbit and often miss the Earth shade.

"During the whole (the time when the entire moon is covered by Earth's shadow) the surface of the lunar becomes copper orange because sunlight to refuse or passing through our atmosphere as the sun hot summer in the World

"Were I on the moon, you see orange ring around the World," note.

So, where and when?

Where: Any point & # 39; to make clear advantage, especially abroad & # 39; away from electric lights.

The Museum of Aviation and the Canada Space together with the Royal Society Ottawa Center Astronomical of Canada will set up telescopes in the museum for viewing by the public if the weather is clear, that starts at 10: 30 at night eclipse.

Time: The full moon starts to move in our shadow 10: 34, but all you see at first is a little shrink & # 39; one end of the moon.

At 11: 41, the entire moon is in Earth's shadow.

The moon reaches the exact center of the shadow 12: 12 on 21 January. The party "total" of the eclipse ends at 12: 43 am and the whole show ends at 1: 51 am

These events raise excitement on the internet: the British tabloid Daily Mail consulted an astrologer about one full moon the last year and already calling impetus to this event as "Super Blood Moon Wolf."

But for true astronomical, the lunar eclipse is scientifically important event. It's just nice to look at.

Other celestial events of 2019:

22 & # 39; January: The planets Jupiter and Venus will appear very close together in the sky early in the morning, called together. Look toward the east. The Crescent Moon pass through as they leave & # 39; apart at 30 & # 39; January. The Venus is already very beautiful in the sky & # 39; in the morning now.

August 13: The highest annual Perseid meteor shower the night. Many stars & # 39; shooting easily visible with the naked eye as the Earth passes through dust debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle.

24 & # 39; August: Venus looks quite close & # 39; Mars, although it will not be near the conjunction & # 39; & # 39 to January; Jupiter.

11 & # 39; November: Transit of Mercury: The Mercury planet passes directly between the Earth and the Sun during our day. Viewers with telescopes and solar filters can see that dark spot moving slowly around the sun. Visible from Ottawa.

24 & # 39; November: Venus and Jupiter have another look very closely.

December 14: The most maximum night of the annual Geminid meteor shower. Not quite as committed as the Perseids, but still a good performance.

There will also be two events do not appear in this region: a partial eclipse Lunarja 16 & # 39; July 25 solar eclipse & # 39; December.

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