TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON

HAVANA, Jan. 21th (PL) Specialized media claim that the first total eclipse of the Moon of the year will occur in the early hours of this January 21 and scientists say that there will be no such until the 26th of May 2021.


Baptized by astronomers as a super moon of the wolf’s blood, during the same the Moon will reach the perigee or its closest point to Earth at a distance of 357 thousand 344 kilometers, approximately 14 hours after the half of the astronomical event.

The eclipse will be more visible in the American continent late at night, while the best time to observe its progress in Western Europe and Northwest Africa will be given during the dawn.

Hawaii and the western Pacific region will see it in progress as the Moon rises in the sky.

As an astronomical event, a lunar eclipse happens when the Earth interposes between the Sun and the Moon, and generates a cone of shadow that obscures the natural satellite.

For this phenomenon to occur, the three celestial bodies must be exactly aligned or very close to it, in such a way that the Earth blocks the solar rays that reach the satellite, so that the moles can only occur in the Full Moon phase. .

According to experts, a lunar eclipse can be penumbral, partial (rubs the inner umbra) or total, as will happen in this case, with the Moon completely immersed in the dark umbra of the Earth.