On January 20, tonight, there will be a full eclipse of the Moon, "coloring" through our natural red satellite, taking the path called "blood supermoon".
They combine three astronomical events simultaneously: total lunar eclipse, & # 39; the blood moon & # 39; and "supermoon". Strange phenomenon It occurs when the planet comes between our Sun and Moon, and the satellite is located in the dark space in the shadow of Earth.
Walter Freeman, physicist at the University of Syria (United States), will spend three hours this phenomenon. "First of all, a normal moon at 22:35 (east coast of the United States) will see, at which time the Earth's shadow will pass through the Moon, avoiding virtually all the sun's light will come, the viewers will see the moon It seems to be slowly "ingesting" & # 39; that is there bottom left This process will end at 11:40 p.m. when the Earth's shadow covers the entire flat surface. This is the beginning of the entire eclipse. "Then the Moon will once again lighten the Sun again, and it will be again on January 21, at 01:45.
How many times does this eclipse occur?
Freeman said, on average, that there were only a few "small little" lunar eclipse annals. "A lunar equation It can only occur throughout the moonWhen the satellite is on the other side of the Earth (…) But the Moon's orbit is slightly compared to the Earth, so when the moon is full, the shadow of our planet goes down a bit. Bottom and bottom, so we do not have a lunar eclipse every month, "he added.
What is the difference between the lunar eclipse and the "blood moon"?
During the lunar eclipse, the moon does not It will be "completely invisible". "Sunlight reflects on the earth's atmosphere and reaches the Moon, bending the Earth's edges, and the small red light shows the Moon, but instead it's bright and white, It will be very dark and redThe temperature above 10,000 times or less, usually known as the "moon of the blood", has clarified the physicist at the University of Syracuse.
"Since the moon has not shone brightly, but only reflects the sunlight, any lunar eclipse occurs when it is between the Sun and the Moon," he continued.
What measures should be taken to observe the entire lunar eclipse?
According to Freeman, do not take action When watching a lunar eclipse, the Moon is not shining enough to prevent the eyes from negative as in the case of the solar eclipse. "The moon of the blood" The moon and the stars are one of the few possibilities we need to see in the sky, at the same time, because the Moon is a great shine ".
When does the next full moon eclipse come next?
This astronomical event will appear again on May 26, 2021. But Walter Freeman says the next full moon eclipse can be seen in the US on November 8, 2020.
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