January 18, 2018: Science Moment;
Supermoon for January 31 viewing.
By T. Hairbach.
The coming super moon on January 31 will also feature a partial lunar eclipse. Moonrise occurs at 5:31 p.m. in Ottawa, and the eclipse will begin at 8:31 p.m. Although only a partial eclipse, this eclipse will be visible from Ottawa, clouds permitting. If you’re going out to see it, dress warmly and bring a camera. Newswest would love to share your photos. You can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org .
[ED: a reader replies:
The so called “Supermoon” occured on January 1 which was the closest full Moon to the Earth of 2018 and will not be on January 31 as stated in the article.
The January 31 full Moon is known as a “Blue Moon”, as this is a rare occasion when a full Moon occurs twice in the same calendar month.
The January 31 full Moon will feature a total lunar eclipse for locations west of the Manitoba/Ontario border, however from Ottawa, a partial lunar eclipse is only visible due to the Moon setting at 7:25am.
The correct time for the beginning of the lunar eclipse is 6:47am and not 8:31pm as stated in the article.
AMeN Observatory, Westboro
And for more checkout the CBC coverage:
How to watch the ‘blue moon’ lunar eclipse]