Total Lunar Eclipse for USA on January 20, 2019

Venus in the morning sky 2018 - 2019 Animated

Venus photograph by © 2018 Shahrin Ahmad
Zip file showing all 274 days/files of animation with stars. Feel free to download by clicking here!

United States and most of the western hemisphere will be able to see a total eclipse of the Moon on the night of January 20th and 21st, 2019 (which falls on a Sunday night).


Partial eclipse begins at 11:34 pm eastern time. Totality begins at 12:41 am. Mid-totality will be at 1:13 am. Totality will end at 1:43 am. And the partial eclipse will end at 2:51 am. Again, all times are eastern.


This eclipse will be high in the sky for the northern hemisphere. As for the people in the southern hemisphere, the Moon will be low in the sky, and moving in an opposite direction as we see it.


I hope the winter weather will cooperate!


Hawaiian Standard Time - HST

Alaska Standard Time - AKST

Mountain Standard Time - MST

Central Standard Time -CEST

Pacific Standard Time - PST

Eastern Standard Time - EST

Atlantic Standard Time - AST

Greenwich Mean Time - GMT

Our Moon for January 18th through December January 21st, six hours after sunset.




The software for this image is free and can be found at

It's also great to use if you want to know what the Moon looks like three days or three years from now.

It's very easy to use! (My fireflies are rugged in all weather conditions!)

The Big Dipper on June 5th as seen from Australia and USA. What a big difference!

A friend of mine in Australia, and I, took a picture of the Big Dipper on the same night (June 2017). Near summer twilight was interfering with me which is why my photo was brighter and blue, while late fall allowed my friend to take his photo soon after sunset. Because of the curvature of the Earth, springtime (or late fall for my friend in this case) is the only time the Big Dipper can be seen in Australia during the evening hours. Of course, in the mid to north latitudes, the dipper can be seen all night long, and all year long, because it is circumpolar. And, of course, the north star (Polaris) cannot be seen in Australia.

Annular Solar Eclipse on October 14, 2023

Annular eclipse of the Sun as seen from North and South America on October 14, 2023. An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon is smaller than the Sun; thus, the annulus forms around the edge of the Moon. Which also means this is not a total eclipse of the Sun. The Moon's diameter will only cover 97.6% of the disc of the Sun. The path of annularity will begin off the shores of Oregon. The center of the path of the shadow will traverse the western parts of the states.


The seconds half of the journey will carry the shadow across Central America and end off the shores of Brazil. The maximum or greatest eclipse will occur off the shores of Belize. Greatest eclipse will be 97.6%. Again, this is not a total eclipse.


All 50 states will get to see some part of the eclipse. Hawaii will see the the least amount with the Sun rising with the eclipse already in progress (less than 10% coverage). All of North America will see a partial eclipse. The southern portion of South America will not see anything! Next significant eclipse for the US will be on April 8, 2024, which will be total!

Total Solar Eclipse On December 4, 2021 Over Antarctica

Northern lights, noctilucent clouds, meteors, stars and planets live from Churchill Canada!


Good time to watch is from 11pm to 4 am CDT!

Past photos and graphic

January 18, 2019

Total Eclipse of the Sun on April 8, 2024