Wolf Moon Eclipse on 10 January 2020

The view of Friday’s eclipse from the Apollo 11 landing site. Credit Dave Dickinson  Stellarium

The view of Friday’s eclipse from the Apollo 11 landing site. Credit Dave Dickinson Stellarium

Of the four lunar eclipses that are going to occur in 2020, the first one is going to take place on January 10. It's also commonly known as the "blood moon".

Only the outer part of the shadow appearing of the moon will be visible.

As mentioned, the eclipse will be visible in India, and countries across Asia, Africa, and Europe will be able to see the lunar eclipse as well.

As mentioned, the penumbral lunar eclipse of January 2020 will occur on January 10 i.e. this Friday. It is also called "Wolf Moon Eclipse". A bright full moon is nearly impossible to look at for more than a few seconds, but during a penumbral lunar eclipse, you can easily view and photograph the moon. It obscures the Sun's light for a specific amount of time, causing the Earth's shadow to fall on the Moon.

The entire outline of the Moon's disk will still be brightly visible. It doesn't turn red or orange, but it's a pretty unusual sight nonetheless.

Due to the fact that the full moon happens at the same time all around the world, North America will see it at lunch. Universal Time, which is 2:21 p.m. EST and 11:21 a.m. PST. However, everyone will be able to see the rise of the full moon, which will happen at 4:45 p.m. EST in NY and at 5:10 p.m. PST in Los Angeles. As the moon peeks above the horizon, it will glow orange and gradually transition to yellow, getting brighter with every passing minute.

Lunar eclipses are of three types: total lunar eclipse, partial lunar eclipses and penumbral lunar eclipses.

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The US space agency NASA said: "A Full Moon rising can be a dramatic celestial sight and Full Moons can have many names".

"There are several ideas for what mechanisms powered the lunar dynamo, and the question is, how do you figure out which one did it?"

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In their previous research, Professor Weiss and colleagues revealed that the moon's magnetic field four billion years ago was around 100 microteslas - or about twice the strength of the Earth's magnetic field today.

In 2017, Weiss's group studied a sample collected from NASA's Apollo project, and found traces of a much weaker magnetic field, below 10 microteslas, in a moon rock they determined to be about 2.5 billion years old.

"A strong field on the Moon may have shielded the [Moon's] surface from the solar wind, the supersonic plasma emitted from the sun", study author Benjamin Weiss told Newsweek.

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