There will be a total lunar eclipse today

There will be a total lunar eclipse today
There will be a total lunar eclipse today
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Today, May 26, the full moon will pass through the shadow of the Earth, resulting in a total lunar eclipse. At 14 and a half minutes, the lunar disk will turn orange - the same color as our planet's shadow.

The eclipse can be observed from the territory of 5 continents: Antarctica, Australia, Asia, North and South America.

In the United States, it is best to be near the West Coast, where the eclipse will occur completely before sunrise on Wednesday, around 4:20 AM PT.

A low hanging moon will look very big and beautiful. On the east coast, the eclipse will not be visible at all.

Russians will be able to see a rare astronomical phenomenon. And not even one, but three at once.

First, the moon will come as close to the earth as possible. It will be possible to watch the supermoon all over the world. Second, the moon will be full. And thirdly, a total eclipse is also expected on Thursday night.

During an eclipse, the moon will have a rim. It may even glow red due to the refraction of sunlight.

True, Muscovites will not be able to see the lunar eclipse. It will be noticeable only in the southeast of Siberia and the Far East.

Moon last night over Rostov-on-Don

The total eclipse will coincide with the full moon and the passage of the perigee by the Moon - the point of its orbit closest to the Earth. This combination of events occurs about once every 12 years. The eclipse, taking into account the partial phases, will last from 12:45 to 15:53 ​​Moscow time. At 14:19 Moscow time, the Moon will plunge into the northern part of the earth's shadow at 1, 0095 of its diameter.

"The full phase will last only 14 minutes and 30 seconds, during which the northern edge of the lunar disk will actually be located on the edge of the shadow, remaining significantly brighter than the rest of the moon," the message says.

It is noted that residents of the Khabarovsk and Primorsky Territories, residents of the Kamchatka and Chukotka peninsulas and adjacent territories will be able to see the short total phase of the eclipse in the evening. Also, full and partial phases will be visible on the west coast of North America, in the Pacific Ocean, Indonesia, Australia, on the east coast of Asia.

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