“Beaver Blood Moon” – Last chance to see a total lunar eclipse by 2025!

A Flower Moon lunar eclipse above NASA’s Michoud assembly facility in New Orleans is a composite of seven images taken on Sunday, May 15, 2022, showing an early partial to full eclipse. Courtesy: NASA/Michael DeMocker November 8, star observers have a second chance to see a total lunar eclipse in 2022. At least part of this phenomenon can be seen throughout East Asia, Australia, the Pacific and North America. A total lunar eclipse occurs on average about once every 1.5 years, according to astrophysicist Alphonse Stirling at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The moon has provided generous opportunities to see lunar eclipses this year, but viewers should take advantage of November’s eclipses. This is because the next total lunar eclipse will not occur until 2025. Time and eclipse diagram at various stages of a solar eclipse. Source: NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth casts a complete shadow, called a shadow, over the moon. Earth’s shadow is divided into two parts: the innermost part of the shadow, the umbra, which completely blocks direct light from the sun, and the penumbra, the outermost part of the shadow, which partially blocks light. red tint. Because of this phenomenon, lunar eclipses are sometimes called “blood moons”. The full moon in November is known as the Beaver Moon (also known as the Frost or Frosty Moon or Snow Moon), hence the name “Beaver Blood Moon”. During a total lunar eclipse, the moon and sun are on opposite sides. earth. Many people wonder why lunar eclipses do not occur monthly, considering the moon orbits the earth every 27 days. The reason is that the moon’s orbit around the earth is tilted relative to the earth’s orbit around the sun, so the moon often passes above or below the earth’s shadow. A lunar eclipse is only possible if the orbit is aligned so that the moon is directly behind the earth with respect to the sun. A near-total solar eclipse of a complete “beaver moon” in November captured from the city of New Orleans before dawn on November 19, 2021. 97 A total solar eclipse of 3 hours 28 minutes 24 seconds was the longest recorded partial lunar eclipse in 580 years. Source: NASA/Michoud Assembly Facility In North America, work begins early in the morning of November 8th. A partial solar eclipse begins at 3:00 AM CST, begins at 4:16 AM and ends at 5:00 AM. 42 AM This will resume the partial phase and last until 6:49 AM. People living in the eastern United States will miss most or all of the last partial phase because the moon sets during or shortly after the full period ends. A total lunar eclipse is the reddish hue of the moon over its entire period. The red color is caused by the refraction, filtering, and scattering of light by the Earth’s atmosphere. Scattering is a phenomenon called Rayleigh scattering, named after the 19th century British physicist Sir Rayleigh. A map showing where a lunar eclipse is visible on November 8, 2022. The contour lines mark the edges of the visible area at the time of eclipse contact. The map is centered at 168°57’W, longitude below the Moon in a mid-eclipse. Source: NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio Rayleigh Scattering is also responsible for red sunrises and sunsets. The sun’s light collides with the gases in the Earth’s atmosphere and filters out blue light because of its short wavelength, but red light has a long wavelength and is not easily scattered. Some of that red light is refracted or bent, passing through Earth’s atmosphere and shining on the moon as a ghostly red light. The degree of redness of a fully eclipsed Moon can be affected by atmospheric conditions from volcanic eruptions, fires and dust storms, but what would Earth look like from the Moon’s perspective during a lunar eclipse? According to Marshall’s astrophysicist Mitzi Adams, astronauts who land on the moon during a total lunar eclipse will see a red ring around the outlined Earth. It is fascinating to consider how Earthlings will experience astronomical events far from their home planets as NASA strives to establish a permanent human presence on the moon through its Artemis program. occurs during the day). A lunar eclipse can be observed with the naked eye, but can be seen better with binoculars or a telescope. Sterling says a fun activity for stargazers with his family or friends is discussing how with whoever notices the whole red light first. It runs throughout the lunar eclipse. Learn more about lunar eclipses, learn about NASA’s observations of solar eclipses, and provide activities and information to young stargazers. Finally, if you want to see what’s going on by looking at the November skies, check out the following: Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s latest “What’s Up” video: A total lunar eclipse ignites magic in the morning sky on November 8, and the Leonid meteor peaks after midnight on November 18, with some glare at a 35% full moon. Also, enjoy the beautiful views on another day in November, when the moon visits Mars and Saturn, and the bright star Spica. Credit: NASA/JPL Happy Skywatching!
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