WINK News: Clouds present at beginning of supermoon eclipse
The supermoon eclipse is expected to begin at 10:33 in Southwest Florida.
The total lunar eclipse is expected to be visible 11:41 p.m. to 12:43 a.m.
The eclipse is expected to end 1:50 a.m.
Holding on to a rather pesky stratus cloud deck and the imagery shows the clearing edge is still north of Tampa…meaning we will have to view (at least the start) of the Lunar Eclipse through the clouds. #SWFL #Eclipse #LunarEclipse2019 pic.twitter.com/WBHHr2T0PJ
— Zach Maloch ☈ (@ZachMalochWX) January 20, 2019
The celestial curtain will be rising soon on a lunar extravaganza.
Sunday night, the Earth will slide directly between the moon and the sun, creating a total lunar eclipse. There won’t be another until 2021.
It will also be the year’s first supermoon, when a full moon appears a little bigger and brighter thanks to its slightly closer position.
The entire eclipse will exceed three hours. Totality — when the moon’s completely bathed in Earth’s shadow — will last an hour. Expect the eclipsed, or blood moon, to turn red from sunlight scattering off Earth’s atmosphere.
Everyone everywhere can catch the supermoon, weather permitting. But the entire eclipse will be visible only in North and South America, and across the Atlantic to western and northern Europe.