In this first part of 2022, Chileans have been able to enjoy various astronomical phenomena, and the month of May will not be the exception. Since we can witness a new lunar eclipse or also called Blood Moon.
When and at what time can the Total Eclipse or Blood Moon be seen from Chile?
During May, the night sky will host the first total lunar eclipse. Which will be able to see from our country.
According to this phenomenon, the Earth, the Moon and the Sun they will be completely aligned. So the rest of our planet will completely cover our natural satellite.
the astronomical event will take place on the night of Sunday May 15 and it will start approx. at 10:27 p.m. This when the edges of the satellite begin to darken, while the Earth intersects between the Moon and the Sun.
According to what the site reported Time and Date, the eclipse or Blood Moon will be able to be seen from all over the national territory. It is estimated that the astronomical phenomenon reaches its greatest splendor around 23:39 when the satellite changes color, ending at about 1:00 a.m. on Monday, May 16.
It should be noted that a total lunar eclipse takes place when the Earth passes between the Moon and the Sun, casting a shadow on the Moon. The heavenly bodies are perfectly aligned for that to happen.
The Moon will appear blood-colored because sunlight will not reach the satellite directly. But part of that light will be filtered by the Earth’s atmosphere and the reddish and orange colors that define this phenomenon will be projected on our satellite.