A total lunar eclipse will occur in the blood moon this weekend, and here’s when to watch it.
The sun, moon, and Earth will align on Sunday night in a total lunar eclipse on May 15, which occurs when the Earth moves in place between the sun and moon. As a result, the Earth casts giant shadows on the moon’s surface, giving the moon a striking reddish hue – which is why lunar eclipses are also referred to as blood moons.
The full moon on Sunday is also considered a supermoon, which means that it appears larger and brighter than usual because it is at the closest point to Earth in its orbit, also known as perigee.
The total lunar eclipse will be visible from parts of the Americas, Antarctica, Europe, Africa and the eastern Pacific. Meanwhile, a semi-faint eclipse, in which the outer part of the Earth’s shadow covers the moon, will be visible in New Zealand, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.
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Depending on your location, a partial lunar eclipse May 15 starts at 10:28 PM EST (0228 GMT on May 16). The blood moon will arrive Peak at 12:11AM EDT (0411 GMT) on May 16 before the lunar eclipse Ends at 1:55 AM EST (0555 GMT). According to TimeandDate.com, the semi-lunar phase of the eclipse will begin about an hour before and end about an hour after the partial eclipse.
Viewers lucky enough to be in the path of the lunar eclipse will have to get out early to witness the event. Some YouTube live streams from NASA Science Live, Slooh, and TimeandDate.com will also be available.
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NASA’s live broadcast It starts at 9:32 PM on May 15 (0132 GMT on May 16). It will include a discussion of eclipses, lunar science, and the agency’s lunar landing program. Will Slooh, astronomy learning site Webcast begins May 15 at 9:30 PM EST (May 16 0130 GMT). Timeandate plans to broadcast the entire lunar eclipse, weather permitting, Starting at 10 PM EST May 15 (0200 GMT May 16).
This will be the first two Lunar eclipse in 2022. The next event will be held on November 3. 8, 2022 and will be at least partially visible from Asia, Australia, North America, parts of northern and eastern Europe, the Arctic, and most of South America, according to TimeandDate.com.
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