Moon goes blood red this weekend: ‘Eclipse for the Americas’ – The Associated Press – en Español
May’s full moon will glow with a striking color during this year’s first total lunar eclipse on Sunday. It will be visible in North and South America this weekend, with the moon bathed in reflected red and orange hues of Earth’s sunsets and sunrises.
NASA’s Noah Petro, a planetary geologist who specializes in the moon, said the eclipse will be a treat for the Americas. The eclipse will end at 1:55 a.m. ET Monday.
People in South America, Europe, and North America will have a great view of the lunar eclipse. NASA’s Lucy spacecraft will photograph this weekend’s event from 64 million miles away, while astronaut Jessica Watkins plans to be at the right place at the right time.
It is perfectly safe to view a lunar eclipse with your naked eye, but avoid bright lights and tall buildings that could obstruct your view.
If you live in an urban area, find an open area with a wide view of the sky and give your eyes 20 to 30 minutes to adjust. Wear eclipse glasses to view the eclipse safely.
In 2022, there will be another total lunar eclipse and a partial solar eclipse. A partial solar eclipse will be visible on October 25. A total lunar eclipse will be visible on November 8 in Asia, Australia, the Pacific, and South and North America.
Find more tips for viewing this mind-boggling natural phenomena by checking out the news sources below:
- Moon goes blood red this weekend: ‘Eclipse for the Americas’ The Associated Press – en Español
- A total lunar eclipse will turn the moon red. Here’s how to watch CNN
- Blood moon eclipse to occur this weekend ABC News
- Moon goes blood red this weekend: ‘Eclipse for the Americas’ WeAreGreenBay.com
- Moon goes red this weekend: Eclipse for Americas Associated Press
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