A lunar eclipse will occur next Friday. It would be one of the longest running phenomena of this kind in the last millennium. It will not be possible to admire them everywhere – only in our country will residents of certain regions have such an opportunity. At what time will the phenomenon start? How do you prepare for observation?
A partial lunar eclipse will occur on Friday, November 19. In many regions of the world, up to 97 percent of the natural satellite shield will remain in the shade.
As the moon approaches its zenith, it will be the longest eclipse in nearly 1,000 years. It will take about six hours total.
This time, North Americans will be able to admire this phenomenon for its entire duration. Good conditions also prevail in regions of Western Europe, South America, Australia, Oceania, West Africa and much of Asia. The eclipse will not be visible in most of Africa, the Middle East, and parts of Eastern Europe.
Lunar eclipse in Poland – what time?
In Poland, the eclipse will only be visible in the western regions.
The semi-shadow eclipse will begin at 7:02 a.m. Then at 8.18 there will be a partial eclipse. Most of the moon’s face will be obscured at 10.02. The partial eclipse will end at 11.47, and the whole phenomenon will stop appearing at 13.03.
Unfortunately, in Poland, for most periods of the eclipse, the moon will be behind the horizon, so we will only be able to admire the beginning of this phenomenon.
Lunar Eclipse – How do you watch?
A lunar eclipse is one of the simplest phenomena to notice. All you have to do is get out in the air at a given time and look at our satellite. You don’t need any devices for regular observation, although to see as much detail as possible, it’s worth having binoculars with you, for example.
Lunar eclipse – what is it?
A lunar eclipse occurs during a full moon. At this time, the natural satellite is aligned with the Earth and the Sun. The planet blocks sunlight from reaching the moon, leaving some of it in the shade.
In the event of an eclipse in November, only the lower edge of the moon will be illuminated. The rest of the dial will turn red. Where does this color come from? This is due to the oxygen and nitrogen molecules in the Earth’s atmosphere. They are better at scattering certain wavelengths of light (blue or purple), so colors with a longer wavelength (red, orange or yellow) are visible for longer. When the Moon is in the Earth’s shadow, red colors prevail.
When is the next eclipse?
The lunar eclipse in November will be the second in 2021. Two weeks later, on December 4, 2021, there will be a total solar eclipse.
In turn, we will have to wait for the next lunar eclipse on May 16, 2022.
earthsky.org, space.com, timeanddate.com
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