Animation of the moon moving in the shadow of the earth. © Earth to Sky Calculus, Vimeo
A perfect alignment between the Moon, Earth and Sun.
This is similar to a Between the moon, earth and sun. So this means that it only happens in the event , When the earth is between the sun and the moon. However, because in most cases there is definitely no eclipse The satellite is offset by approximately 5 relative to the Earth. It thus goes north or south of the Earth’s orbit.
During a lunar eclipse, it passes through the Earth’s shadow or penumbra: its orbit is aligned with the Earth’s plane. Such events occur twice a year, but a . On May 16, 2022, the alignment between the three stars will be almost perfect, thus adorning the moon ! The latest that can be seen from the mainland of France is exactly what was said on January 21, 2019.It is very rare because it is mostly penumbral or
Where and when to look?
For amateurs, the best observation points are located in the West Indies, Guyana and Quebec, where the eclipse will appear in full. In Quebec and the West Indies the show starts at 9:30 pm when the moon rises in the sky, and at 10:30 pm in Guyana it sets at sunset and ends at 3 or 4 am. Entering the shadow zone occurs one hour after the start of the eclipse and lasts for about an hour.
On the mainland of France, it will be visible in the early hours of May 16, entering darkness at 3:30 a.m., entering the shadows at 4:30 a.m., and a full eclipse at 5:30 p.m. , But that doesn’t stop you from noticing the bestOn the surface of our satellite! Unfortunately, Oceania and the Asian continents will benefit little or nothing from the show this time around.