A total eclipse, an unprecedented lunar event in 2024: When will it be and where can we see it?

While a total solar eclipse is the focus of this month's astronomical events, another lesser-known, but equally dazzling, event will occur on Monday, March 25.

lunar eclipse Photo: Unsplash.

As the world prepares for a total solar eclipse, a lesser-known but equally awe-inspiring astronomical phenomenon is about to unfold in the sky: March 25, 2024 Lunar Eclipse. Overlooked by many, this event provides a unique opportunity to observe the intersection between Earth and Earth. Luna And this Sol.

Unlike its solar counterpart, which gets all the public attention, the March 25 lunar eclipse deserves its moment at the center of the astronomical grid. According to National Astronomy and Space Administration (NASA)This phenomenon is visible throughout North America And Ann, Gives viewers a unique perspective of nature satellite.

Luna Photo: Unsplash.Luna Photo: Unsplash.

In the early morning of March 25, the Luna Earth's shadow becomes slightly darker when it covers 95% of its surface. National Geographic He noted that even with 60% coverage, the eclipse will be clear A simple scenario is visibleIt promises a sight worth seeing.

Galaxy.  Photo: Unsplash.

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The first lunar eclipse of the year: when will it be visible and how long will it last?

He lunar eclipse of March 25 It is estimated to start overnight on Sunday, peak in the early hours of Monday and end in the early hours of the same day. Time and date. with total duration 4 hours 39 minutesIt will be First lunar eclipse of the yearWe look forward to the next one in September.

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Lunar eclipse from Tokyo, Japan.  Reuters.Lunar eclipse from Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Reuters.

One of the main differences between a lunar eclipse and a solar eclipse lies in their relative positions Sun-Earth-Moon system. At the same time, a solar eclipseMoon comes between Sun and Earth Lunar eclipsesEarth comes between the Moon and the Sun on March 25.

This rule creates A shadow covering the surface of the moon, sometimes dyed deep red when the eclipse is complete. The color of the Earth's atmosphere is due to Filters sunlight Completely unblocked. The sun's rays are refracted as they pass through the atmosphere, which filters out short-wavelength radiation, which is blue, and lets in longer-wavelength radiation, which is red.

Lunar eclipse from Australia.  EFE.A lunar eclipse from Australia. Photo: EFE.

After this event, depending on the amount of pollution in the atmosphere, the Moon can take on shades ranging from orange to coppery red or brown: The more polluted the atmosphere, the darker the color of the moon. During an eclipse.

Unlike a solar eclipse, It is completely safe to watch a lunar eclipse Without the need for special lenses or other techniques. Everyone can watch it without any problem, even children and pregnant women.

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