Title: TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE
Location: Viewable from: Hawaiian Islands, North & South America
Date / Time: Jan 20th, Totality begins 6:41PM HST
Comments: There will be a total lunar eclipse on Sunday Jan 20th when the Full Moon passes deep into Earth's shadow. As seen from the Hawaiian Islands, the Moon will be in TOTAL ECLIPSE for about 1 hour, starting at 6:41PM HST (8:41PST). Note that you can view the eclipse, without a scope or binocs, from anywhere in the islands where you are able to see the Moon. A clear view to the East, ENE, horizon would be best. (During the period of Totality, the Moon will be approx. 15 degrees above the Eastern (ENE) horizon). As the Moon rises (6:12PM HST) most of the Moon will be eclipsed in Earth's shadow. If find yourself under cloud cover, then I suggest you move/drive to another location where the Moon is NOT obscured, and watch as the Moon becomes completely eclipsed in Earth's shadow & turns RED. (TOTALITY begins at: 6:41PM). You'll have approx. 1 hour to catch a glimpse of the eclipsed red Moon). What’s more, the Moon will be near its closest approach to Earth, making it a “supermoon,” meaning it will appear slightly larger in the sky. It will also be the last total lunar eclipse until May 2021. So check it out! Also feel free to send me your email address & I will forward sky maps & other eclipse viewing data. roz@rozhome.com

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