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Blood moon: this is how the total lunar eclipse was seen in Lima


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A eclipse lunar has surprised millions of people in the world, in some countries with greater visibility than others, but the interest has been the same to see the so-called “Blood Moon”.

It is the total lunar eclipse, which occurs when the Sun, the Moon and the Earth are perfectly aligned and the Earth casts its shadow on its satellite.

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The phenomenon is like this: the entire visible body of the moon is obscured by the shadow of the Earth, and at that moment the satellite acquires a reddish hue, which is why this phenomenon is popularly known as “Blood Moon”.

In which countries was the Blood Moon seen?

The total lunar eclipse was visible early today in North and Central America and in Ecuador, Colombia and the western parts of Venezuela and Peru; in addition to Asia, Australia and New Zealand, according to NASA data, which has also indicated that viewers from Alaska and Hawaii were privileged to see all stages of the eclipse.

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Scientific and astronomical societies have pointed out that special equipment is not necessary to observe a lunar eclipse, although binoculars and telescopes allow a more precise observation and enhance the colors of this astronomical phenomenon, which is always better to contemplate from dark environments and remote places. of light pollution, reports the EFE agency.

How did the blood moon look in Lima?

In social networks, Peruvians lamented that the sky -especially that of Lima- was heavily clouded, which did not allow the Blood Moon to be fully visible.

However, the news program América Noticias confirmed that the eclipse was captured “a little” because the clouds cleared.

When will the next total lunar eclipse be?

The previous total lunar eclipse occurred in May. According to Alphonse Sterling, an astrophysicist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, total lunar eclipses occur about once every year and a half on average. The next total lunar eclipse will not occur until 2025, according to information from Europa Press.

This is how NASA reports the blood moon phenomenon

Source: Elcomercio

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