More than three years have passed since most of North America saw a good total lunar eclipse. So be sure to put a big circle on your calendar for Sunday, Jan. 20.
The viewing circumstances for the eclipse of the full moon that evening will be as good as they can get for much of the United States and Canada.
[Super Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse: Complete Guide]
To describe a lunar eclipse, I like to use a movie theater analogy.
And, similarly, everyone on the night side of Earth who has the full moon in the sky during the eclipse will see the same sequence of events happening at the same moment in time.
Similarly, observers in Hawaii should pay particular attention to the rising full moon early Sunday evening at around 6:10 p.m. Hawaiian time, for the eclipse will already be in progress.
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When we get closer to the night of the eclipse, Space.com will provide an "observer's kit" for the eclipse and we'll go into much greater detail as to what to look for.