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Don’t miss the total (lunar) eclipse of the heart this month

Turn around, every now and then we get a little bit lonely, and the lunar eclipse/Blood Moon never comes around.

Until this month.

On January 20 and 21, the Earth will come between the Sun and the Moon, creating a total eclipse of the heart…er…moon.

During a lunar eclipse, the Moon can turn red from the shadow of Earth, earning it the nickname Blood Moon.

Unlike the 86-percent visibility from the 2017 solar eclipse, the lunar eclipse later this month will be completely visible from Columbus.

Also unlike its solar counterpart, the lunar eclipse will be completely safe to watch without glasses or gizmos.

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Below is a table displaying the projected schedule of the eclipse.

9:36 pmSun, Jan 20
Penumbral Eclipse begins. The Earth’s penumbra start touching the Moon’s face.
10:33 pmSun, Jan 20
Partial Eclipse begins. Partial moon eclipse starts – moon is getting red.
11:41 pmSun, Jan 20
Total Eclipse begins. Total moon eclipse starts – completely red moon.
12:12 amMon, Jan 21
Maximum Eclipse. Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
12:43 amMon, Jan 21
Total Eclipse ends. Total moon eclipse ends.
1:50 amMon, Jan 21
Partial Eclipse ends. Partial moon eclipse ends.
2:48 amMon, Jan 21
Penumbral Eclipse ends. The Earth’s penumbra ends.

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