The most widely watched cosmic event of 2019 is just around the corner.
On January 20, the moon will gradually turn to orange and then a deep red as it passes through the Earth’s shadow.
This is the only total lunar eclipse of the entire year and will be visible throughout North America, making n especially prevalent appearance in the southwest.
“This is a chance to make contact with the sky over our heads and every once in a while it does something really strange,” said astronomer Dr. Ed Krupp.
Early rising New Mexicans can also look to the skies just before dawn Friday to see a meteor shower streak through the sky.