Five (5) eclipses will take place in 2019; two lunar and three solar. To give you a feel for the orbital mechanics involved, below you will notice that the lunar eclipses precede the solar eclipses (or vice versa) each by two weeks. For example; this is similar to the October 8 lunar eclipse/October 23rd solar eclipse in 2014. That means that when you see a lunar eclipse of any sort during Full Moon there’s a decent chance that a couple weeks later as the Moon enters New Moon phase, that alignment will bear a solar eclipse of some sort. If not, then a very near miss. So let’s take a look at this year’s eclipses that we can look forward to.
It may sound cliché but do not look at solar eclipses (or the Sun in general) without eye protection that’s designed for looking at the Sun. Anything other than this may result in permanent eye damage to you or a loved one. If you need to know where to get them check these links or ask me. You can get a pack of 25 for around $30 (If you’re paying much more than that you’re being ripped off IMO.) so no excuses!
***Sunday, January 5-6, 2019: Partial Solar Eclipse
VISIBILITY: This partial solar eclipse will be visible in the North Pacific and Northeast Asia.
Dominic Ford’s “In-The-Sky”: https://in-the-sky.org/news.php?id=20190106_09_100
*** Sunday, January 20-21, 2019: Total Lunar Eclipse
VISIBILITY: Total lunar eclipse will be visible from the entire Pacific region to include most of Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
Dominic Ford’s “In-The-Sky”: https://in-the-sky.org/news.php?id=20190121_09_100
*** Tuesday, July 2, 2019: Total Solar Eclipse
VISIBILITY: South Pacific and the Southern region of South America.
Dominic Ford’s “In-The-Sky”: https://in-the-sky.org/news.php?id=20190702_09_100
*** Tuesday, July 16-17, 2019: Partial Lunar Eclipse
VISIBILITY: This partial lunar eclipse will be visible in Europe, Africa, South America, Australia and most of Asia.
Time and Date: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2019-july-16
Dominic Ford’s “In-The-Sky”: https://in-the-sky.org/news.php?id=20190716_09_100
*** Thursday, December 26, 2019: Annular Solar Eclipse
VISIBILITY: Some areas in the Middle East, South India and some islands in the Philippines though a partial eclipse will be visible over a much wider path.
Time and Date: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2019-december-26
Dominic Ford’s “In-The-Sky”: https://in-the-sky.org/news.php?id=20191226_09_100
Eclipse Data & Reference Pages:
TimeAndDate 10-Year Eclipse List: http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/list.html
In The Sky Eclipses: https://in-the-sky.org//newsindex.php?feed=eclipses
Moon Giant LUNAR Eclipse Center: http://www.moongiant.com/Lunar_Eclipse_Calendar.php
Moon Connection Eclipse Info Page: http://www.moonconnection.com/lunar_vs_solar.phtml
US NAVY Eclipse Generator: http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/SolarEclipses.php
Michael Zeiler’s Eclipse Maps: http://eclipse-maps.com/Eclipse-Maps/Welcome.html