First partial solar eclipse of 2019 to be observed today

  • First partial solar eclipse of 2019 to be observed today

First partial solar eclipse of 2019 to be observed today

Total lunar eclipses happen periodically, but there is not a specific cycle to predict when they happen, Brake said. Visible from the South Pacific, Chile and Argentina, a stroke of luck means the Moon's shadow will plunge into darkness Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory and La Silla Observatory in Chile, two of the most famous astronomy sites in the world.

Unfortunately, the United States will not be witnessing this one, either.

A partial solar eclipse, in which part of the sun's disk is obscured by the moon passing between the star and Earth, was observed across Japan on Sunday morning.

This doesn't occur every month, as the moon has a slight incline in its orbit and often misses earth's shadow.

A spectacular "super moon" combined with a total lunar eclipse will rise over the nation just before midnight on January 20, bringing a series of odd optical effects, according to NASA.

What is a partial solar eclipse?

Partial Eclipse of the sun in January 2019: Where will be able to see the spectacle? . (That's 4:55pm UTC, for our worldwide readers.) Totality will last for 4 minutes and 33 seconds‚ but will be mostly over the Pacific Ocean; it will reach land near the city of La Serena, Chile, at 2:39pm EST.

The eclipse will be partial, as the alignment between the Sun and the Moon won't be exact.

The Canada Aviation and Space Museum along with the Ottawa Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will set up telescopes at the museum for public viewing if the weather is clear, starting at 10:30 p.m. on eclipse night.

If you were on the moon, you would see an orange ring around the earth. Each observatory lies within the path of the eclipse and is sure to be sharing images of the event.

"In rating the sheer beauty and grandeur of solar eclipses, a partial is a three, an annular is a seven, and a total is a 1,000,000!" It's not too early to start planning-especially since campsite reservations during the August 2017 event went fast.

2019 will be an exciting year bringing in many astronomy event.

There will also be two events not visible from this region: a partial lunar eclipse July 16 and a solar eclipse December 25.