The alignment between the Sun and the Moon was not very exact, and as a result the Moon did not cover the Sun completely, Deputy Director Pathani Samanta Planetarium Dr. Subhendu Pattnaik said describing the partial eclipse. Since the first full moon of January is called "wolf moon"; many are calling this event a "Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse".
South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia will be able to witness this event. Pacific Time when the moon creates a partial umbral eclipse by edging into earth's shadow. Look southeast. The crescent moon will pass by them as they drift farther apart on January 30.
Stargazers in North and South America and large swaths of Western Europe and Africa will want to save the date, as the celestial event will bring the sun, earth and moon into ideal alignment for a total lunar eclipse. After those two events, there's a partial lunar eclipse on July 16, and an annular solar eclipse on December 26. "Dust in the atmosphere blocks out the higher frequency blue light waves, but the longer wavelength of red light comes through".
According to Gary Boyle, a columnist with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, a lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, earth and moon line up perfectly. It happens when a New Moon is positioned furthest from the Earth on its elliptical orbit, so appears slightly smaller in the sky and can not fully eclipse the Sun. That can only happen to Mercury or Venus, the inner planets, as seen from Earth, and November 11, 2019, it's the turn of the closest planet to the Sun.
Total lunar eclipse ends: 9:43 p.m. (January 20). The area of the sun's disk obscured by the moon was the largest around 10 a.m.
On July 2, the partial eclipse will begin at 12:55pm EST. "I haven't yet made my mind [where to watch from], it could be Saudi Arabia or Qatar if I decide to go for it at sunrise with questionable seeing", says Jubier.
However, even some eclipse-chasers give such "minor" eclipses a miss.
This partial solar eclipse is the first of six in 2019.
The next total solar eclipse to hit the United States will happen on April 8, 2024 and will pass across the eastern part of the country.