Posted 05/14/2022 06:00
Last May: Full moon eclipse with Super Moon, second full moon of the month – (Credit: Minervino Júnior / CB / DA Press)
The people of Brasilia meet the sky this Sunday (5/15), when there is a full moon eclipse called “Blood Moon”, which will start at 10:30 pm. The name is derived from the fact that the color of the satellite is reddish, due to the obstruction of sunlight by the Earth, which will only allow the red beam of the color spectrum to pass through. The high point of the show, visible to the naked eye, will be around 1 p.m.
Once the light reaches the celestial body, it is reflected from the moon and can be seen from the earth. Astronomer Adriano Leonis, 35, explains that, on average, there are two eclipses every six months – a sun and a moon – with a few days interval between them. The next moon will be on November 8 and May 5, 2023. None of them will be visible from Brazil. “
Excited about astronomy since childhood, 23-year-old Leonardo Pereira has always enjoyed following the weekend. Looking forward to this Sunday (15/5), he hopes to capture some of the beauty of the sky. Despite fears of cloud cover over the natural satellite, Santa Maria residents insisted they would spare no effort to enjoy the event. “The moon reminds me that there are so many beauties out there that we almost never noticed.”
The 28-year-old Mattis Felix’s history with astronomy began very early, between the ages of 6 and 8. The passion and desire to somehow understand the universe aroused interest. “Ever since I was a child, I have always tried to understand my role in the world. I was encouraged by my parents to go to this area, and it helped me to increase my knowledge,” says Software. I helped a lot, “says the software. Developer
Mateus is currently president of the Brasilia Astronomy Club (Casb), which he joined at the age of 12. Thanks to those who helped him along the way, he says it is not easy for the heavens and the stars to ignite people’s emotions. The last time the programmer saw a lunar eclipse was in 2015. So excited for Sunday (15/5). “This is one of the astronomical phenomena that attracts a lot of attention. Better yet, there is only a solar eclipse. And the next opportunity to observe a total lunar eclipse in Brazil will only be in 2025,” said a Southwest resident. Highlighted
Casb members will be in Praça dos Três Poderes to follow the celestial ceremony, with binoculars available to the public. Even so, a lunar eclipse would be possible in the open field in the form of a sky without clouds. Cloudy weather is expected in the federal capital on Sunday (15/5) despite the presence of large dry winds, but the chances of rain are low. Heráclio Alves from the National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet) comments, “I don’t think there will be any problem with visibility.”
However, by next Monday, it is expected that DF will enter a period of more heavy rains. The average temperature over the weekend will be between 14 ° C and 30 ° C. Humidity will be 95 percent in the morning, and 30 percent in the afternoon.
A lunar eclipse occurs when one celestial object passes through the shadow of another. The names are based on the celestial body whose view was blocked.
ہوتا Occurs when the moon passes through the shadow of the earth. This event only occurs in the full phase, when the planet is located between the satellite and the sun. A total eclipse – called a blood moon – can last up to two hours.
• It occurs when the moon is between the earth and the sun, blocking some of the light emitted from it. As the satellite must be between the planet and the star, this event only occurs in the new lunar phase. In this case, there are no significant changes in brightness during the day.
Canceling the eclipse
• When the moon is farthest from its orbit, or too small to cover the sun completely, a bright circle of sunlight forms around the satellite. This phenomenon results in practically total coverage of the visible part of the sun.
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