Photo: The only total lunar eclipse in 2019 with a “bonus” in the form of a super moon

The next full lunar eclipse will occur no earlier than 2021.

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Early in the morning of January 21, a total lunar eclipse occurred , the next such is expected no earlier than 2021. It was most convenient to observe the phenomenon in North and South America, it was partially visible in the north-west of the European part of Russia, in the northern regions of the Urals, Siberia and the Far East.

It coincided with the so-called superfline, when the full moon seems a bit bigger and brighter due to its slightly closer location to the Earth.

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The whole eclipse cycle took about three hours, of which about an hour the moon was completely hidden by a shadow from the Earth. During this period, it usually acquires a dark red hue, which is why the phenomenon is also called the “bloody moon”.

In social networks – the mass of photos taken by amateur observers.

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