Tuesday , August 3 2021

Super moon, eclipse of the blood moon will be visible on Sunday night

It's not just a total lunar eclipse that will occur on Sunday night, but a phenomenon called Super Blood Wolf Moon.

The last total lunar eclipse for the next two and a half years will be fully visible from Mexico and will last for a few hours.

A super moon is the term used when the moon appears larger than normal. The full moon on Sunday will look a little larger than average because it will be close to the perigee, the closest point on Earth in its elliptical orbit.

In its perigee, the moon may appear a little larger – 14% – than when it is full near the apogee, the farthest point of Earth in its orbit.

The term moon of blood comes from the red tone of the moon during an eclipse, whereas the moon of the wolf is a term popularized by the Almanacs of the Farmers published in the United States, that was inspired by the indigenous cultures and the European tradition to give to each full Moon a distinguished name

The penumbral eclipse will begin tomorrow night at 8:37 p.m., followed by the beginning of the partial eclipse, or threshold, at 10:41 p.m.

The maximum eclipse will occur at 11:12 AM. The entire event will end at 1h48, when the twilight eclipse ends.

The umbra is the good part for the casual observer, as will be quite obvious when the moon begins to enter the umbra, the time at which the partial eclipse begins.

No special protection or equipment is required to view the eclipse, but the use of binoculars and telescopes can enhance the experience.

The Science Museum of the National Autonomous University (UNAM) will organize activities around the lunar eclipse starting tomorrow at 18:00.

The next partial lunar eclipse will occur on July 16 and will be visible from South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, but the next total lunar eclipse will not occur until May 26, 2021.

Source: Infobae (sp)

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