Half-shadow lunar eclipse on the night of Friday to Saturday

A half-shadow lunar eclipse on the night of Friday to Saturday

Póhe lunar eclipse is not as spectacular a phenomenon as a total lunar eclipse, but it is still worth observing. This will be obstructed by enough późna godzina. Our natural satellite will begin to enter the so-called. cone póshadow at 23:24, but the phenomenon will reach its maximum at 1:45. We also don’t know whether atmospheric conditions will allow observation.

Earth is illuminated by the sun and casts a shadow, as any body illuminated by the sun’s rays. From time to time the Silver Globe enters the shadow of our planet. This takes place when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon.

Arrangement of celestial bodies during the lunar eclipse. A - Sun B - Earth C - Moon D - cone of half shadow E - cone of total shadow. Photo: MesserWoland/C.C.3.0/Wikimedia

A – Sun B – Earth C – Moon D – cone póE – total shadow cone. Photo. MesserWoland/C.C.3.0/Wikimedia

When the Silver Globe enters the so-called. The cone of total shadow, that is, in a place from which theórego the Sun is completely invisible, we are dealing with a total lunar eclipse. When even a small part of the satellite is outside the total shadow cone, we have a partial eclipse. If the Moon enters the aforementioned cone póEarth’s shadow, i.e., the place from which theórego only part of the Sun is visible and it is not in the cone of total shadow, we are dealing with pólunar eclipse. And just such a phenomenon will be observed this coming weekend.

The moon’s glare will decrease and it will be smaller than during any other full moon. However, someone who will not be aware of the pólunar eclipse, perhaps not even zwróccount on Silver Globe attention. It can be said that this is a phenomenon for connoisseurs ofów.

For a better understanding of the upcoming phenomenon, we recommend watching krótki film prepared by Damian Jabloka and the Silesian Planetarium.