Cape Canaveral, Florida — The total lunar eclipse for the first time in more than two years coincides with this week’s Supermoon, making it a fairly cosmic show.
This super “blood” moon is seen throughout the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday and offers the best views. It is also found in the western half of North America, the bottom of South America, and East Asia.
Make it look good: The total solar eclipse lasts about 15 minutes as the Earth passes directly between the moon and the sun. However, the entire show lasts five hours as the shadows of the Earth gradually cover the moon and then begin to decline. The reddish-orange color is the result of all sunrises and sunsets in the Earth’s atmosphere projected onto the surface of the eclipse of the Moon.
NASA’s Noa Petro, project scientist at Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, said: New Zealand and Australia are also worth a visit.
The orbiter orbits the moon for 12 years and measures the temperature change on the lunar surface during a solar eclipse. A telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii will also monitor the moon, Petro said.
The moon set, the sun rose along the east coast of the United States, and Skygazer, including Petro, Virginia, was almost unlucky. Europe, Africa and West Asia all miss it. Live stream will be available.
However, if the weather permits, you can immerse yourself in a brighter moon wherever you are.
The moon is up to more than 220,000 miles apart. This proximity, combined with the full moon, is considered a supermoon and looks a bit bigger and more vibrant in the sky.
In contrast, last month’s Supermoon was 96 miles away.
Unlike a solar eclipse, looking at the eclipse month does no harm.
More moon shows are imminent.
“Set your calendar to November 19th of this year for those who may feel we’re missing,” Petro said. This is an almost complete solar eclipse where the moon darkens but does not turn red.
The next total lunar eclipse is May 2022. The last total lunar eclipse was January 2019.
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