The world prepares for a "lawn show": there will be eclipse, supermon and blood at the same time


Approaching a Full Lunar Eclipse, a Superman and a Moon of Blood. Everything, at the same time.

The moon, the earth, and the sun will lean over the weekendsThis will be the only complete eclipse this year and beyond. At the same time, the moon will be closer to Earth and will look a little bigger and brighter than usual: a Superman.

"It will be especially good"Said Patrick Hartigan, an astrophysicist at Rice University. "The whole eclipse will last, an hour."

It will start on Sunday night or Monday at dawnDepending on the location and lasting about three hours. It will start with the partial phase around 03.34 GMT. It is therefore when the shadows of the earth begin to grow on its natural satellite. The total eclipse – when the Earth's shadow completely covers the moon – It will last 62 minutes, From 04.41 GMT.

If the skies are clear, the phenomenon can be seen in South America and North AmericaIncluding Greenland, as well as in Iceland, Ireland, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Portugal and the coast of France and Spain. In the rest of Europe, as well as in Africa, it will be possible to see part of the moon.

At the time of the Occupations, the moon will appear red due to the sunlight reflected in the Earth's atmosphere. That's why it's called a blood moon.

"The good thing is you don't need any special equipment to see it"Has Hartigan.

In Asia, Australia and New Zealand will not see. The further total lunar eclipse will occur in May 2021.

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