Celestial dating 17
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth blocks the Sun’s light to the Moon.
In this NASA illustration, you may see how the Moon orbits behind the Earth through the partial shadow (penumbra) and the full shadow (umbra).
This astronomy calendar of celestial events contains dates for notable celestial events including moon phases, meteor showers, eclipses, oppositions, conjunctions, and other interesting events.
The comet orbits the Sun every 76 years, making it next visible from Earth in 2061. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but may appear anywhere in the sky at the rate of 10-30 meteors per hour at Nashville’s latitude.
All of North and South America, including Nashville, will enjoy seeing the full eclipse over a period of 5 hours and 12 minutes.
Penumbra is first visible at pm, partial eclipse begins pm, and total eclipse begins pm. Then the show will bow out with the total eclipse ending at pm, the partial eclipse ending Jan 21 at am, and the penumbral eclipse ending Jan 21 at am.
It will be at its brightest for the year and offers a good chance for those with a telescope to see its major moons.
In addition, the rings will appear slightly brighter during opposition as each of the ring particles from our vantage point appears fully illuminated.