Eclipses in 2019

A heliocentric – or sun-centered – view of eclipses in 2019 from astronomer Guy Ottewell.

Photos of January 20-21, 2019, lunar eclipse

This 2019 total eclipse of the moon was the last one until May 2021. The EarthSky community captured it. A selection of images here. See more at EarthSky Community Photos!

Silhouettes of a man with his arming raised to throw, and 3 golden retrievers, on a beach against a yellow-orange sunset background.


Seaside, Oregon, at sunset.

Venus and Jupiter before sunup

The 2 brightest planets are easy to spot in the east before dawn now. Plus they’re getting closer! The Venus-Jupiter conjunction will come on the morning of January 22.

Circumzenithal arc over Michigan

Although people sometimes call them “upside-down rainbows,” they’re made not by rain, but by by ice crystals in the upper atmosphere.

Birds and birds

Chilika Lake – on the east coast of India – is the second-largest coastal lagoon in the world. It’s a large wintering ground for migratory birds.

Star trails over Rocky Gorge

Abhijit Patil created this long-exposure image at Rocky Gorge in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest on January 5, 2019. “It’s a tricky spot to shoot during the night,” he wrote, “but the night views are spectacular and worth the risk.”

Farthest, average, nearest sun

Because Earth’s orbit isn’t precisely circular, the size of the sun in our sky changes slightly throughout the year. This image shows that small variation in sun size.

Young moon over Romania

Two-day-old moon – January 8, 2019 – from the frozen hills of Bacau, Romania.

A few photos of 2019 Quadrantids

The Quadrantid meteor shower – which peaked on the night of January 3-4, 2019 – has a very narrow peak. Still, the EarthSky community caught some photos.

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