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Lunar Eclipse of May 5, 2023 or Luna de Flores in Mexico: what it means, where to see, date and times of the phenomenon

In May 2023 we will also have an eclipse. Just as in April, we witnessed what was the Hybrid Solar Eclipse, in this month we will be able to appreciate the astronomical phenomenon known as the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse or also called the Moon of Flowers. Here we tell you what time to see this event and where you can follow the transmission.

At what time and when can the Lunar Eclipse or Flower Moon be seen?

The first lunar eclipse with penumbral features on May 5, 2023 can be seen in the sky of much of Europe (Eastern and Central), African and Asian countries, and Australia. The exact start time taking into account the time of Peru will be at 10.14 in the morning of Friday 5/05, it will reach its peak at 12.22 pm, and it will end at 2.31 in the afternoon on Saturday 6.

Likewise, it is important to specify that although the second lunar eclipse of the year will occur on October 28, but partial, this first nocturnal staging distinguished as a deep penumbral will not be appreciated again until September 2042.

Where to see and how long does the Lunar Eclipse 2023 last?

According to POT, the solar eclipse on Friday, May 5 will last about 4 hours and 17 minutes. Likewise, residents of regions such as East Africa, Asia and Australia will appreciate it. This time, the phenomenon will not be in the American continent.

According to the information shared by specialized platforms, the duration of the lunar eclipse on May 5 will be 258 minutes, which in a few words means that it can be seen for 4 hours and 18 minutes. However, it is important to note that this numerical value is variable as it could last longer if one is in a good location.

Let’s remember that the duration of a lunar eclipse varies depending on several factors, such as the relative position of the Earth, the Moon and the Sun, and the distance between them. In general, a lunar eclipse can last several hours from start to finish, with the total phase of the eclipse lasting about an hour.

When will the next Lunar Eclipse be in 2023?

Following the May event, the next visible lunar eclipse this year will be on October 28, and it will be partial and visible throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Two more lunar eclipses are expected in 2024. The first, of the penumbral type, became visible on the American continent on March 25; the second, of a partial type, became visible in the United States, Europe and Africa on September 18.

How many types of lunar eclipse are there?

There are three types of lunar eclipses: penumbral eclipses, partial eclipses, and total eclipses. During a penumbral eclipse, the Moon enters Earth’s penumbra and only dims slightly. This type of eclipse can be difficult to see with the naked eye, as the Moon is only slightly darkened.

In a partial eclipse, only part of the Moon enters the Earth’s shadow and is partially obscured. During a partial eclipse, you can see a part of the Moon that is dark and another part that remains illuminated. This type of eclipse is more visible than the penumbral, but it is not as impressive as a total eclipse.

In contrast, during a total lunar eclipse, the entire Moon enters Earth’s shadow and can take on a reddish hue from refracted light. During a total eclipse, the Moon appears completely dark or reddish, which can be an impressive sight to behold. However, total eclipses are rarer, only occurring a few times a year in different parts of the world.

What is the Flower Moon?

The famous Flower Moon receives this name due to much simpler reasons than one might think, something that sometimes does not happen with other types of moons that appear in other months. In this case, it is named for the appearance of a large number of flowers at this time of year due to the appearance of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

What day can the Moon of Flowers be observed in the sky of Mexico?

The Flower Moon will make its appearance on May 5th. It should be noted that this date varies each year, so do not think that it will always be like this. For this reason, below, we leave you a list of the dates of the coming years.

Why is it called Flower Moon?

It must be borne in mind that May itself is called the month of flowers. This name is also directly related to the well-known old farmer’s almanac The Old Farmer’s Almanac, which originates from the knowledge of Native American tribes.

What is a Lunar Eclipse?

The only natural satellite of the Earth will experience the first shadowing predicted for this 2023 with the particularity that this time it will be deep penumbral. During this year, the astronomical event linked to the Moon may be visible on 2 occasions, the second and last being partially, within more than 5 months, and notorious in the South American firmament as well.

According to information from NASA, a lunar eclipse is one that is generated by the impediment of the Earth so that the light of the Sun reaches the night star, and for this reason at nightfall, the full moon disappears completely while it covers it. the shadow of the globe.

It should be noted that the appearance of the eclipsed Moon can show a reddish color because the Earth’s atmosphere absorbs the other colors while some sunlight is bent towards the magical star.

Source: Elcomercio

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