Total Lunar Eclipse Creates Blinding ‘Blood Moon’ – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

(CNN) — The moon glowed red Sunday evening and into the early hours of Monday morning, after a total lunar eclipse that saw the Sun, Earth and Moon form a straight line in the night sky.

During a full lunar eclipse, the moon passes through the darkest part of the Earth’s shadow – the umbra. When the moon is in the umbra, it takes on a reddish hue because blue and green light are more easily scattered by dust particles in the atmosphere, and orange and red colors remain more visible. according to NASA. Lunar eclipses are sometimes called blood moons because of this phenomenon.

People in South America and the eastern part of North America should have the best view of the lunar eclipse, said Noah Petro, head of NASA’s Planetary Geology, Geophysics and Geochemistry Lab, ahead of the eclipse. The total lunar eclipse was visible in much of Africa, Europe and South America and most of North America.

It turned out that stargazers around the world witnessed and captured the lunar event.

While the eclipse only peaks for a short time, Petro said the moon would be bathed in copper tones throughout the night, making it a particularly interesting celestial phenomenon.

About two lunar eclipses occur each year, and the next will be a total lunar eclipse in November, Petro said. Then there will be no more total lunar eclipse until March 2025he added.

According to this, there will be seven more full moons in 2022 The old peasant almanac:

  • 14th June: strawberry moon
  • August 11: sturgeon moon
  • September 10: harvest moon
  • 9th October: Hunter’s moon

These are the popular names associated and originating with the monthly full moons Native American tribes. The names vary from tribe to tribe as a full moon had different meanings to the tribes from month to month or season to season.

lunar and solar eclipses

In addition to another total lunar eclipse in 2022, there will also be a partial solar eclipse The old peasant almanac.

Partial eclipses occur when the moon passes in front of the sun but blocks only part of its light. Be sure to wear proper eclipse glasses to see solar eclipses safely, as the sunlight can damage your eyes.

A partial solar eclipse on October 25 will be visible to people in Greenland, Iceland, Europe, Northeast Africa, the Middle East, western Asia, India, and western China. It will not be visible from North America.

After this weekend, the next total lunar eclipse will also be visible to visitors Asia, Australia, Pacific, and South and North America on November 8 between 3:01 a.m. and 8:58 a.m. ET — but for those in it, the moon will set eastern regions of North America.

meteor shower

Check out the remaining nine Showers that will peak in 2022:

  • Southern Delta Aquariids: 29-30 July
  • Alpha Capricorns: 30-31 July
  • Southern Taurids: 4th-5th November
  • Northern Taurids: November 11th and 12th
  • Twins: 13-14 December

If you live in an urban area, you might want to drive somewhere that isn’t cluttered with city lights for the best view.

Find an open area with a wide view of the sky. Make sure you have a chair or blanket so you can look straight up. And give your eyes about 20 to 30 minutes — without looking at your phone or other electronic devices — to adjust to the darkness so the meteors are easier to spot.

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