Total Lunar eclipse of January 21, 2019 – first reports
Many sky watchers across Europe and the western hemisphere were treated to a beautiful total Lunar eclipse this morning. It was not a particularly deep eclipse, as the Moon stayed in the Earth’s shadow for just over an hour. Still, the yellowish, orange and reddish eclipsed Moon was a fine visual treat for all lucky enough to have clear skies.
It was a relatively bright eclipse, brighter than the July 27, 2018 eclipse. At mid-eclipse the Moon was a bright red-orange color with the part of the Moon closer to the shadow’s edge a bright yellowish-orange color. We estimated the Danjon number to be between L=3 and 4, closer to 3.
Here is the Live feed we had on Facebook:
And here are some first reports we have received:
Mathieu Levêque, Belgium.
Stefan Kreuze, the Netherlands.
Laura Fabbri, Grasse, Cote d’Azur, France.
Rob Hendriks, Uden, The Netherlands.
Gaby Knobbout, Swedish Lapland (at -31 °C!).
More about the eclipse: