During the current month, various astronomical events take place that have been, and fortunately many of them can be observed with the naked eye. One of the ones that caused the most expectation at the time was the partial solar eclipse which took place just last May 7although its visibility was limited.
This coming Sunday, May 15, the total lunar eclipse will be appreciable, which can be seen in most of the American continent, and Mexico is no exception. According to astronomers, this can be enjoyed with a simple look at the skywithout representing any danger to people.
An eclipse of this type, also known as a blood moon, occurs when the Earth moves between the Sun and our natural satellite in its translation movement. In this way, the passage of sunlight is prevented, which is projected the terrestrial shadow. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), most of the continent’s territories American will be able to admire it.
NASA also said that in Europe may only be partially observable in some countries, while in Asia, unfortunately they will not be able to appreciate it at all. It is important that you take note of the date, because although it will be repeated until November 8 of this year in our country, each eclipse is unique.
Schedules, take note!
The total lunar eclipse will be this coming Sunday, May 15, starting at 8:30 p.m. (Central Mexico time), occurring the next expected moments: By 9:28 p.m., the moon will enter the Earth’s umbra and the partial eclipse will begin. At 10:30 p.m., our natural satellite will be completely in the Earth’s umbra, beginning of the total eclipse.
For 23:12 hours, the event will meet at its midpoint, while the moon is expected to leave the earth’s umbra at 11:54 p.m., which will end the total eclipse. Although the event can be seen with the naked eye, there are those who recommend staying away from pollution light to appreciate it more spectacularly.
One hour and 25 minutes
According to the information that has transpired, the time in which the moon will remain in the terrestrial umbra It will last 1 hour and 25 minutes., time in which the total eclipse will take place. During that time, the moon barely will glow with a reddish huethis as a result of the scattering of sunlight by the Earth’s atmosphere.
These eclipses are only visible from a specific part of the globe, so It is important to seize the opportunity when it presents itself.. These facts are another fantastic and incredible proof of the sphericity of the Earth, which will not be possible if the theory that our planet is flat is fulfilled.
Another interesting astronomical phenomenon is the planetary conjunction, which will take place during the early morning next May 24. It will be then that the approach of Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon can be observed with the naked eye, that is, the brightest objects in the night sky.