TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE WILL MARK THE BEGINNING OF 2019

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The year 2019 will barely begin and an incredible astronomical phenomenon will appear in the sky for us to observe. The total lunar eclipse will occur at dawn on January 21 and will be visible throughout the Brazilian territory. The phenomenon will be accompanied by a superlum - the moment when our natural satellite enters its perigee, that is, it arrives at the closest point with Earth.

 





Being at an incredible 364,000 kilometers from Earth in its perigee, the Moon could be up to 14% larger and 30% brighter in the sky. That same night, when it reaches a certain point in Earth's orbit, our planet will line up between the Sun and the Moon and cast its shadow on the surface of the satellite - making the Super Full Moon go dark for a few hours.

The super-moon will be visible from the birth of the Moon at 6:50 p.m. (on the 20th), when our natural satellite will be up to 14% larger and 30% brighter. The eclipse, on the other hand, only starts at 1h37min (21) in summer time, where the moon will eat into the shadow of the Earth. At 3h12min the eclipse will arrive in its totality and at 5h48min the phenomenon finally ends.

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