Total Lunar Eclipse January 20/21, 2019
The photos below were taken at the Chesapeake Planetarium. A small telescope was used to capture the images. Several hundred attended the Total Lunar Eclipse Watch in front of the planetarium building on January 20 / 21, 2019
Total Lunar Eclipse photos taken at the Chesapeake Planetarium January 20, 2019
Meteor impact on moon during totality appeared as a small flash in one image.
On the night of January 20 /21 the moon passed though the Earth’s Shadow.
Several hundred stargazers arrived at the planetarium Sunday, January 20 to view one of nature’s most spectacular celestial events, a total lunar eclipse. The photo above was taken using a small telescope that was able to image the entire lunar surface.
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The eclipse watch began at 9:30 p.m. It was clear, and everyone observed the eclipse.
This was an outside event and no reservations were needed to attend.
Time Table for the eclipse
9:35 p.m. The eclipse started as the Moon enters the lighter penumbra shadow of Earth. The shadow appeared as a light darkling of the left (western side) side of the Moon. Observers noticed the shadow had a curved shape, which is proof that the Earth is round.
10:33 p.m. The Moon entered enter the darker (umbra) shadow at approximately 10:33 p.m., at which time observers noticed a red color.
11:40 p.m. The Moon was completely in the umbra (totality began.)
O:43 a.m. (January 21) totality ended as the Moon begins to leave the umbra.
2:49 a.m. The eclipse ended as the Moon moved out of the penumbra.
The next total lunar eclipse in Tidewater will be on May 26, 2021