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Total lunar eclipse

from 20-01-2019 to 21-01-2019
Total lunar eclipse

A total lunar eclipse will take place between the evening of Sunday, January 20th and the early morning hours of Monday, January 21st. The first partial phases will occur starting from 4.33 am and will be visible under the night sky. But when the dawn breaks, the eclipse will rich its maximum at 6.12 am and will end at 8.48 am, however the moon sets in the western horizon at 6.39 am.

On this occasion, the Tunis Science City, in collaboration with the Astronomical Society of Tunisia, elaborated a programme for the morning period of Sunday, January 20th, 2019, under the theme of “Waiting for the eclipse”, and an astronomy evening on January 20th and 21st to follow the event and scrutinize the starry sky with telescopes.

On January 20th ,there will be entertaining workshops explaining the phenomenon of the eclipse, guided visits in the Universe pavilion under the theme of “eclipse”, as well as a lecture entitled “Lunar eclipse of January 21st, 2019”. On January 21st, starting from 3.00 am, there will be a live streaming observation, and observation workshops with telescopes, as well as two lectures about eclipses and comets.

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