The next lunar eclipse comes between the 20th and 21st of January and, with weather permitting, it becomes something to…
The next lunar eclipse comes between the 20th and 21st of January and, with weather permitting, it becomes something to see.
Paul Cirillo, board member of the New Jersey Astronomical Association, says the so-called Super Blood Wolf Moon “will be full and bright.
” But when it gets covered, it becomes much easier to see, “he said. 19659004] NASA says the sunset will be one of heaven’s most dazzling views partly because the moon will be at its closest point to earth, making it seem even larger than it normally is.
Cirillo says you will see, the shadow of the earth is passing in front of the moon, and as with any obscurity, try to see it away from the bright light.
“You need nothing. You can take a couple of binoculars with you to see the things on the moon surface. But just hoping for a clear sky and just looking up.
He has some other tips for eclipse:
Shoot the full moon’s glare with your hand and look just below (south) and a little to the right (west) and look for the Orion constellation. Easy to discover because it contains three bright stars in a line (Orion’s belt).
Draw an imaginary line connecting them and then extending it to the right (west) and just past a bright orange star (Aldebaran), you will see a fuzzy patch. Look at it with some type of binoculars and you will see an amazing sight: A group of seven to nine bright stars. This is Pleiades Open Star Cluster – also known as The Seven Sisters – which actually contains about a thousand stars.
Lunar eclipses occur twice a year, but once every 200 years or so, the earth testifies three in a year.
Joe Cutter is the afternoon news anchor on New Jersey 101.5