There won’t be a ‘super blood moon’ until 2025

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During the early hours of Sunday to Monday, the Moon will once again pass through the shadow of the Earth, giving rise to the first lunar eclipse of 2022. You can follow it live from the Teide Observatory, on the island of Tenerife. We won’t see another ‘super blood moon’ like this until 2025.

What is a lunar eclipse? A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon crosses the Earth’s shadow and becomes dark for a period of time. It is called partial when only part of the Moon is obscured, and full when the Earth blocks all direct solar radiation reaching the Moon. In the penumbral phase of a lunar eclipse, the Moon passes through Earth’s outer shadow, which does not completely block the Sun’s light.

What is a super blood moon? Two different phenomena that will occur at the same time. In lunar eclipses, no direct light reaches the Moon, but the Earth’s atmosphere can still refract the light so that it reaches the Moon’s surface. The moon then takes on a reddish hue and is said to be a ‘blood moon’. We speak of a ‘supermoon’ if the full moon occurs when our satellite is at its perigee (the point of its orbit closest to Earth).

Do you need protection to see the eclipse? Unlike a solar eclipse, you can see a lunar eclipse with the naked eye without eye protection.

Follow the lunar eclipse live

You can follow the eclipse live through the channel of Sky Live.

  • May 16 at 1:32 UTC: The penumbral eclipse begins. The Moon passes through Earth’s outer shadow, which does not block all of the Sun’s rays.
  • May 16 at 2:28 UTC: Partial eclipse begins. The Moon enters the darkest part of the Earth’s shadow.
  • May 16 03:29 UTC: Total Eclipse! This is the moment we’ve been waiting for.
  • May 16 at 03:12 UTC: The Moon turns red.
  • May 16 at 4:54 UTC: End of partial eclipse.
  • May 16 at 5:55 UTC : End of the penumbral eclipse. The moon is back to normal.

SIt takes two hours if you are in the Madrid time zone. subtract three hours if you’re in the from Buenos Aires. Four if you’re in New York. Cinco if you’re in the Mexico City, Bogotá or Lima.