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Nigeria to experience total lunar eclipse on Monday - NASRDA

Nigeria to experience total lunar eclipse on Monday - NASRDA

Sunday's eclipse is a "super" blood moon because of the specific time in its orbit when it's closer to Earth.

A rare lunar eclipse entitled the "Super Blood Wolf Moon" will appear across the world, including the U.S., this Sunday.

Sullivan, who objects to the recent trend of naming ordinary full moons and celestial events with words like "super" and "blood", said there is, however, a legitimately interesting lunar event coming: a total eclipse.

The star-studded celebration takes place on the terrace of Seminole State College's McGee student center, adjacent to the Emil Buehler Planetarium.

There will also be three supermoons in a row next year.

The total lunar eclipse, when the moon turns a burnt orange to red color, will begin at 9:41 p.m. mountain time and last for about an hour.

In the United Kingdom, the Moon will be above the horizon throughout the eclipse, although from southeast the sun will have risen as it comes to an end. No problem. The next time the Earth will shield sunlight from a full moon will be on May 26, 2021. And yes, he said, the first full moon of the year was reportedly called a "wolf moon" by at least one Native American tribe. During the eclipse, our planet's shadow is projected onto the full Moon, slowly darkening its surface until it's completely covered. The 'Super Blood Wolf Moon will not be visible in India.

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What will happen on Sunday night is a full lunar eclipse, Brothers said, and the labels attached to the moon reference different aspects of how and when the moon is appearing.

The moon will start to enter the earth's shadow just after 2.30am and the maximum eclipse will happen just before 5.15am. Sunday's observatory event is all-ages and doors open at 8:30 p.m. Ticket price is by donation only.

The red colour, and thus the name Blood Moon, comes from the lunar eclipse.

Though these times mark the moon's location in the sky relative to Earth and the sun, the very nature of the eclipse - such as the shade of red it turns - will depend on weather and atmosphere conditions that day.

While binoculars are nice, people can enjoy watching the lunar eclipse with the naked eye, and - unlike during a solar eclipse - no additional protection is needed, Sullivan said. "Lunar eclipses. reflect our world", astronomer and podcaster Pamela Gay told Space.com in an email. For viewers in North and South America, the entire eclipse will be visible.

"The wolf part of it is related to the mythology around a full moon during January".

"A little bit of sunlight is refracted by the Earth's atmosphere... bending around the edges of the Earth" before reaching the moon, causing the reddish tint.

The last time a total lunar eclipse was visible in MA was September 28, 2015. As a result, the Moon is called the "Blood Moon".