Lunar Eclipse and ”Supermoon” Visible From Greece

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The total lunar eclipse occurring early Monday morning, January 21, will be clearly visible from Greece, according to astronomers.

The total lunar eclipse, which will take place during the night on Sunday into early Monday morning, will coincide with January’s full moon, with the Earth’s satellite being to its closest point to Earth. This will offer a magnificent spectacle to those who can stay awake to admire this natural phenomenon.

The eclipse will begin at 4:36 AM Monday morning local time (0346 GMT) and should reach its maximum at 7:12 AM local time.

A lunar eclipse takes place when the moon passes directly behind the Earth and into our planet’s shadow. This can occur only when the sun, the Earth, and the moon are exactly or very closely aligned.

The last lunar eclipse took place on July 27, 2018 and the next one will happen on May 26, 2021, which will not be visible from Greece, however.

The next lunar eclipse visible from Greece will occur in more than five years, in February of 2024.