Total lunar eclipse from May 15 to May 16: What you need to know

This is a rare event that will happen in heaven of the night This month of May 2022: Will pass through the moon in the night of 15 to 16 May shadow in the earthwhich will lead to a total lunar eclipse , Visible towards the end of the night, it will be visible at different times depending on where you are.

Animation of the Moon’s passage in Earth’s shadow. © Earth to Sky Calculus, Vimeo

A perfect alignment between the Moon, Earth and the Sun

This a. corresponds to correct alignment Moon, between Earth and Sun. Hence it implies that this can happen only in the case of full moon, when the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon. However, in most cases, there is definitely no eclipse, as the satellite’s orbit is approximately 5° offset from Earth’s. Thus it passes north or south of the Earth’s orbit.

in the case of a lunar eclipse, it passes through the shadow or partial part of the Earth: its orbit is aligned with the Earth’s plane. Such incidents happen twice a year, but total Eclipse very rare, as it is often penumbral or partial, The alignment between the three will be almost complete on 16 May 2022. Starsso that the moon adorns itself beautiful copper color , The latest 2019, visible from mainland France, happened on January 21 to be exact.

Where and when to see it?

For amateurs, the best observation points are located in the West Indies, Guyana and Quebec, where the eclipse will be fully visible. The show will begin when the moon is in the skies around 9:30 p.m. in Quebec and the West Indies, 10:30 p.m. in Guyana, and will end at around 3 or 4 p.m., once set. The entry into the shadow region will happen an hour after the eclipse starts and will last for about an hour.

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In mainland France, it will be visible early in the morning on 16 May, with an entry into darkness at around 3:30, shadow at around 4:30 and set full at 5:30, while the eclipse will still be total, But that won’t stop us from seeing the brilliant colors on the surface of our satellite! Unfortunately, the continents of Oceania and Asia will benefit little or nothing from the show this time around.

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