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Look up! Total lunar eclipse will occur on Tuesday; there won’t be another until 2025

¡Mira arriba! Eclipse lunar total ocurrirá el martes; no habrá otro hasta 2025

On November 8, 2021 there will be a total lunar eclipse that will be visible leaving the red moon in Asia, Australia and America, not so in this case from Spain.

The previous total lunar eclipse occurred in May. According to Alphonse Sterling, an astrophysicist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, total lunar eclipses occur about once every year and a half on average. The next total lunar eclipse won’t happen until 2025.

The beginning of the penumbral eclipse will take place at 08:02 UTC over America and the Pacific. The partial eclipse will be visible from 09.09 and the total eclipse will begin at 10:16 am, being visible in North America, the Pacific, Australia and Asia, and will end at 11:41 am. The shadow eclipse will end at 12:48 p.m. and the penumbral eclipse at 1:54 p.m. It will have been visible in its last phases in western North America, the Pacific, Australia and Asia, reports the National Astronomical Observatory (OAN).

A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth casts a complete shadow, called the umbra, on the Moon. the shadow of the earth is classified into two parts: the umbra, the innermost part of the shadow where direct sunlight is completely blocked, and the penumbra, the outermost part of the shadow where the light is partially blocked.

During a total lunar eclipse, the Moon and the Sun are on opposite sides of the Earth. Many people wonder why lunar eclipses don’t happen every month since the Moon completes one orbit around Earth every 27 days, NASA explains.

The reason is that the Moon’s orbit around Earth is tilted relative to Earth’s orbit around the Sun, so the Moon usually passes above or below the shadow of the Earth. Lunar eclipses are only possible when the orbits are aligned so that the Moon is directly behind the Earth relative to the Sun.

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