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Lunar eclipse Monday morning May 10

A total lunar eclipse will take place on Monday morning. The whole spectacle starts at 4:28 AM and lasts until 7:56 AM. Unfortunately, because the sun rises around 5:45 am and the moon sets, we only see the beginning of the eclipse in our country. In this article, we’ll tell you if the eclipse can be seen or if clouds are expected.

The moon moves through Earth’s shadow Monday morning, so that no direct sunlight falls on the moon. The moon is close to the center of the Earth’s shadow and is therefore heavily eclipsed.

During the total eclipse, which lasts from 5:29 a.m. to 6:55 a.m., the moon is completely in the Earth’s core shadow and no direct sunlight falls on the moon. In our country, the sun rises at 5:45 a.m. and the moon sets at the same time. That means we only get to see the beginning of the eclipse.

Also read: How does a lunar eclipse occur?

The moon is about 8 degrees high in the southwest sky at the start of the highly visible eclipse at 4:28 a.m. That is already just above the horizon. After that, the moon will gradually set and by the time the moon is completely eclipsed, it will only be just above the horizon. If you want to see the eclipse, you must have an unobstructed view to the southwest. In many towns and villages there is not much to see of the spectacle.

Do clouds throw a spanner in the works?

Whether the partial eclipse will be visible to anyone with an unobstructed view on Monday remains to be seen. It is possible that precisely then we will have to deal with cloud fields that move over our country from the south. In addition, low-hanging clouds or fog can also form at night. We will only know in a few days whether that is actually the case. Follow the most comprehensive weather forecast in the Netherlands and be the first to know.

The next total lunar eclipse will take place on November 8, 2022. This eclipse cannot be seen in our country, because the moon is not up with us. On May 5, 2023, another partial lunar eclipse will take place, but it will be less spectacular because this eclipse is not in the core shadow, but only remains in the penumbra, which is not visible to the naked eye. The next full lunar eclipse in our country will be on September 7, 2025.

Source lunar eclipse times: hemel.waarnemen.com

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