The first lunar eclipse of the decade will arrive this week, will be seen in most of Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
The wolf moon eclipse will be seen on Friday, January 10.
“Wolf moon” is the evocative nickname given to a full moon in January. It’s just a normal full moon.
The eclipse won’t be seen in America, but enthusiast can still watch it online.
The lunar eclipse isn’t a total eclipse since the moon is merely caught in Earth’s outer (penumbral) shadow. A slight darkening of the moon occurs during the celestial event.
This week’s eclipse will be the first of four penumbral eclipses in 2020. The next is set for June 5.
No total lunar eclipse will occur until May 2021.