total eclipse of Luna usually occurs twice a year, when Sun, Earth and Moon are perfectly aligned Luna is in its full stage.
This May 15, a lunar eclipse can be seen in Mexico, during which it will darken and gradually take on a copper color, which is why it is also called a blood moon.
Lunar eclipse can be seen in South and Central AmericaAs well as in the eastern part of North America and some areas of Europe and Africa.
What time did the lunar eclipse start in Mexico?
In Mexico, the lunar eclipse began this Sunday, May 15 at 8:32 pm, as calculated by NASA, While the total eclipse will be at 10:29 pm and the maximum point will be at 11:11 pm.
In preparation for this celestial event, Universum has prepared a special day this Sunday, May 15, which will also include observing the eclipse with binoculars.
“During an eclipse, only Earth can illuminate the Moon through this redistribution of red rays,” said astronomer Florent Defelli of the Paris Observatory-PSL.
Even in its total phase, the event lasting about five hours can be seen with the naked eye and is extremely photogenic with a clear sky.
Florent Delefly recalls that lunar eclipses have made it possible “since ancient times” to demonstrate that the Earth is round.
On the lunar disk, the boundary between the shadow region and the portion illuminated by the Sun is slightly curved: it is a projection of the Earth’s roundness,” he explains.
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