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Total lunar eclipse on Monday

January 9, 2019 at 9:37am
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There will be a total lunar eclipse on Monday, January 21, part of which will be visible from Cyprus.

From start to finish, the eclipse will last three hours and 17 minutes and totality will last one hour and two minutes.

The phenomenon will start at 4.36 am on Monday, reach totality at 7.12 am and end at 9.48 am. From Cyprus it will be visible until 6.59 am.

This will be the last total lunar eclipse until May 2021. Between now and May 2021 there will a total of six lunar eclipses, including that on January 21.

It will be this year’s first supermoon, meaning the moon is nearly at its closest to Earth for this month, as the eclipse takes place.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are exactly or very closely aligned, with Earth between the other two. A lunar eclipse can occur only on the night of a full moon.