By Graziella L. Posted May 14, 2022 11:12 AM
Sunday evening, the moon will turn red. This phenomenon, which only happens twice a year, is not abnormal since a total lunar eclipse will take place, when the star will be completely aligned with our planet and the Sun.
In the night of sunday to mondaya rare celestial event will happen. This total lunar eclipse will cause the star to lose its shine, which will take on a red over the night, to reach its maximum at 6:11 a.m.. Don’t worry so if you watch the moon change color, it happens twice a year, when the Sun, Earth and Moon are perfectly aligned, and the Moon is in its full phase.
In France, and especially in the west of the country, the eclipse will be perfectly visible, total at the end of the night between 5:29 and 6:54. It will therefore be necessary to wake up early to best observe the phenomenon, while the moon will set, to let the sun rise. The moon will slip into the shadow of our planet, which will shield the sun’s rays and thus lose its usual white glow. While the sun will no longer illuminate our satellite, only the Earth will be able to send rays back, in a process of “ratmosphere fracturing“, hence the red tint.
A real spectacle, almost magical, observable with the naked eye. Thanks to the excellent weather conditions this week, the photographs of the event promise to be exceptional, especially since it will last nearly five hours. Prefer a vantage point where the horizon is cleared to the west, since the moon will be quite low in the sky. Make the most of it because the next one in Europe will only take place in 2029 !
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A total lunar eclipse is scheduled for the night of May 15 to 16, 2022. You will have to get up early to have the chance to see this phenomenon in mainland France. So, when and how to observe it? We tell you more. [Lire la suite]