People who live in New York or along the east coast, from Virginia to North Carolina, get intrigued when they notice an unusual object rising in the sky at morning.
The final “Blood Moon” complete lunar eclipse in three years will be seen from North America on November 8, 2022, in the early morning hours.
The moon will move into, then out of, the planet’s shadow in space over the course of the day’s celestial event, which will continue for more than five hours.
The center of the shadow will turn reddish-copper once the moon strikes it.
People in North America, East Asia, and the Pacific will see the unusual moon. But according to astronomers, those who live in western North America are the luckiest since they will have the best viewing conditions.
An explanation of a “selenelion” eclipse
A selenelion eclipse occurs when the Moon rises totally eclipsed at sunset (during the evening hours in the east) or sets completely eclipsed at daybreak, according to Patricia Reiff, an American space physicist at Rice University in Houston, Texas (in the morning time, in the west time).
Well, doesn’t that seem impossible? Actually, the Moon only experiences an eclipse when it passes through Earth’s shadow in outer space. In this instance, it is directly across from the Sun.
The Earth’s curvature is to blame for the issue. Images of the Moon and Sun are refracted by the atmosphere of Earth. They then appear to be in somewhat different positions as a result.
The alignment isn’t likely very often, hence the event is unusual. Only a small portion of the planet’s surface experiences it, which includes both dawn and night.
Each lunar eclipse has two selenelion bands, but Patricia Reiff notes that they might not be visible from the US.
It’s vital to remember that one of the selenelion bands will be in America on November 8, 2022.
The ‘Blood Moon’s’ reddish hue has a reason for it.
The Moon in this condition is reddish-copper in color for a special reason. The only light that reached the Moon’s surface initially was filtered via the Earth’s atmosphere before it began its long trek through our planet’s shadow.
It is red due to this very fact.
Short-wavelength blue light from the Sun interacts with molecules in the planet’s atmosphere and scatters. The larger wavelengths of red and orange rays, however, allow them to pass through more easily, striking fewer molecules.
As a result, during that small window of time, reddish light predominates among the colors of light that are visible on the Moon.
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