An extremely rare lunar eclipse will occur in a few days

An extremely rare lunar eclipse will occur in a few days

The image captures the image of a cyclist on the background of the supermoon on August 29, 2015 in the city of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands.

A few days later, an eclipse of the moon will take place, which will be very large, so you should get your telescope or binoculars, specify the time at which this event will take place at the observatory or using the Internet, and arrange a lunar party. Do not tighten - otherwise, if you miss the moment, the next will not be until 2033.

The supermoon eclipse will occur on Sunday September 27, 2015. It involves the merging of three events: the full moon; eclipses of the moon, during which the Earth, located between the sun and its satellite, prevents the sun from reaching the moon; and the lunar perigee, in which the moon is located in the part of its orbit most closely located to the Earth. The last time these phenomena were simultaneously observed in 1982, and only in the 20th century, their combination occurred 5 times. This time it will be able to see the inhabitants of America, Europe, West Asia, Africa, islands in the eastern part of the Pacific Ocean. During its perigee, the Moon appears to be larger and brighter than usual, therefore the full moon coinciding with perigee is called the "super moon". (A miniluna is considered to be a full moon located at the most distant distance from the Earth.) Such a large moon is an ideal canvas for the demonstration of the gliding shadow of the Earth, shielding the Moon from sunlight.

But, besides this, quite an interesting name, there is another - “the bloody moon”. The moon is not just obstructed by the Earth during an eclipse, but it also has an ominous reddish glow that appears as a result of the refraction of light as it passes through the atmospheric layers of the Earth.

The lunar eclipse will be celebrated on Sunday evening or early Monday morning (depending on the time zone). Shadow of the Earth will close it at 9:07 GMT on Sunday and at 10:11 pm on Monday at EDT (Summer North American Eastern Time), the exit from it will happen in 12 minutes. In places where a total lunar eclipse is not visible due to too late sunset or too early sunrise, a part of it may well be visible. A number of online eclipse webcasts are scheduled. The observatory of the society "Slooh", the site of which provides users with remote control of telescopes, will offer an eclipse broadcast on the site Slooh. On this resource, you can also find an archive with past broadcasts for viewing.

In California, at the famous Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, an Internet broadcast will be held with binoculars and telescopes for observing the eclipse. Fans of astronomy will be able to listen to the music of the moon theme performed by the philharmonic orchestra. The SkyCenter site will feature images taken at the University of Arizona Observatory, located on Mount Lemmon.

Of course, besides watching through a telescope, binoculars and watching a webcast, you can see an eclipse with the naked eye - so be sure to watch it!

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