Full Wolf Moon meets a Total Lunar Eclipse over the Lowcountry tonight!
On January 20th, Beaufort County will be able to see the Super Wolf Blood Moon, a lunar eclipse that occurs during a super moon. This is the only total lunar eclipse of the year, so you don’t want to miss out on it.
During this remarkable event, the moon will transform into a blood red color. This will also be a super moon, so the moon will be the closest to Earth it can be in its orbit. This will cause the moon to appear larger and brighter than just a regular full moon. As a side note, they bring higher tides. Forecasts call for high tides in the moderately flooding 6-feet range that weekend. Featured photo by Kelley Luikey at Nature Muse Imagery
The moon rises that Sunday night at 5:17 p.m., according to the website Time and Date. The eclipse will begin at 10:33 p.m. with the moon nearly two-thirds as high in the sky as it will reach.
Total eclipse is at 11:41 p.m. with the moon reaching its highest point for the night. The total eclipse lasts about an hour, and the moon will move completely out of eclipse at 1:50 a.m.
Stages of a total lunar eclipse
Penumbral eclipse begins: This starts when the outer (and lighter) part of the Earth’s shadow begins moving across the Moon
Partial eclipse begins: This stage takes hold when the darker, inner part of the Earth’s shadow (umbra) begins covering the Moon
Total eclipse begins: Also called totality, this occurs when the umbra completely covers the Moon, turning it a reddish brown colour
Maximum eclipse: The mid-point of totality
Total eclipse ends: The umbra starts moving away from the Moon’s face after totality
Partial eclipse ends: Earth’s umbra completely leaves the surface of the Moon
Penumbral eclipse ends: The outer part of the shadow (penumbra) completely moves away from the Moon
January 20–21, 2019 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Charleston, SC
|9:36 pm Sun, Jan 20||
||Penumbral Eclipse beginsThe Earth’s penumbra start touching the Moon’s face.||97°||
|10:33 pm Sun, Jan 20||
||Partial Eclipse beginsPartial moon eclipse starts – moon is getting red.||109°||
|11:41 pm Sun, Jan 20||
||Total Eclipse beginsTotal moon eclipse starts – completely red moon.||135°||
|12:12 am Mon, Jan 21||
||Maximum EclipseMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.||160°||
|12:43 am Mon, Jan 21||
||Total Eclipse endsTotal moon eclipse ends.||191°||
|1:50 am Mon, Jan 21||
||Partial Eclipse endsPartial moon eclipse ends.||237°||
|2:48 am Mon, Jan 21||
||Penumbral Eclipse endsThe Earth’s penumbra ends.||254°||