Thursday, January 17, 2019

How to see the only total lunar eclipse and Supermoon of 2019

Total lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014 as seen from the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter near Tucson, Arizona.  Adam Block/University of Arizona

By Anne Ryman | Arizona Republic

Skywatchers are in for a double treat on Sunday night.

The moon will appear larger and brighter than usual — a so-called supermoon. The Earth's shadow also will obscure the moon for part of the evening, creating a reddish-orange glow during the lunar eclipse.

What's the best time to see all this?

Here are viewing tips from Adam Block, who works at Steward Observatory in the University of Arizona's Department of Astronomy in Tucson:  Read more >>