On the night of May 15 to 16, the perfect alignment of the Moon, Sun and Earth will cause a total lunar eclipse, observable throughout France. The alignment of the Sun, the Earth and the Moon, is an extremely rare event, which occurs on average only once per century. And yet, this phenomenon will be observable on the night of May 15 to 16. On this occasion, the moon will be colored with coppery hues. This is called a “Blood Moon”. What is a total lunar eclipse? A total lunar eclipse is when the moon, full, enters the shadow zone of the Earth. The Earth, which is located at that time between the two stars, therefore prevents the Moon from receiving the rays of the Sun. If the natural satellite is in the shadow of the Earth, it does not disappear but is tinged with coppery reds. Most lunar eclipses remain partial or penumbral. That is, the Moon is only partially obscured by the Earth’s shadow, or it is only in its penumbra, which barely obscures it. When to see it? The total lunar eclipse will be observable on the night of May 15 to 16. It will start around 5:29 a.m. and end around 6:54 a.m. However, it will not be observable until 6:54 a.m. since the day will break around 6:27 a.m. According to El Periodico, the total lunar eclipse would reach its peak at 6:11 a.m. Or see her? The total lunar eclipse can be observed from all continents except Asia and Oceania. The objective is therefore rather to find a space near you where the sky is clear. In order to get as far away as possible from any light pollution, here are some examples of places that may be ideal: the beach, a mountain road, the top of a hill, or a viewpoint. How to observe it? Unlike solar eclipses, lunar eclipses are not harmful to vision. You can therefore observe it with the naked eye, or even with binoculars. Only the weather could hide this rare event!
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