TUCSON, Ariz. — Scientists at the University of Arizona can answer questions related to the lunar eclipse occurring in the night between Jan. 20 and 21. People in the U.S. will be treated to what is likely going to be this year's most exciting celestial event for stargazers, a total lunar eclipse that falls on the same night the moon is closest to Earth. Provided a clear sky, the eclipse will be visible in its entirety to anyone in North and South America. For an hour and two minutes, the Earth's shadow will completely swallow the moon, casting an eerie, red glow across its disk. The event will be the last total lunar eclipse until 2021.
Eclipse timeline (MST):
- 8:33 p.m.: Begin partial eclipse (ingress)
- 9:41-10:43 p.m.: Total eclipse
- 11:51 p.m.: Partial eclipse (egress) ends
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium
Large Binocular Telescope Observatory