2019-Lunar Eclipse/Blood Moon
A total lunar eclipse occurred on 21 January 2019 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).
A total lunar eclipse occurred on 21 January 2019 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). For observers in the Americas, the eclipse took place between the evening of Sunday, January 20 and he early morning hours of Monday, January 21. For observers in Europe and Africa, the eclipse occurred during the morning of January 21. The Moon was near its perigee on January 21 and as such can be described as a “supermoon”.
As this supermoon was also a wolf moon (the first full moon in a calendar year), it was referred to as a “super blood wolf moon”; “blood” refers to the typical red color of the Moon during a total lunar eclipse. This was the last total lunar eclipse until May 2021.