The total eclipse of the Blood Moon, which will allow the entire surface of the reddish satellite to be seen, will be recorded on the night of Sunday the 15th and the early hours of Monday the 16th. In addition, it will be the last astronomical event in the remainder of the year. You can see in the geodesic division of the Earth where Argentina is located.
As experts explain, this eclipse originates when the Earth stands between the Moon and the Sun, which generates a blockage of light that the brightest star in the universe radiates, generating a shadow cone that, depending on the angle at which bodies are found, it can be more or less “dense”. There, two sectors are generated: the umbra and the penumbra.
Those who will be able to witness this eclipse will be the inhabitants who are both north and south of America. Also, much of Africa and Europe.
From the Planetarium of Buenos Aires Galileo Galilei, they expressed that “it will be a fantastic astronomical event, with different phases -penumbra, umbra and penumbra again-, where the Moon will be covered by the shadow of the Earth until it is eclipsed and thus obtain a darker tone. reddish. It will be a 5 and a half hour show where millions of people will be able to watch it on several continents”.
Mariano Ribas, coordinator of the astronomy area of the Planetarium of Buenos Aires Galileo Galilei, told the press that it will be the first total lunar eclipse in Argentina since the one that occurred on January 21, 2019.
At what time will the eclipse be seen from Argentina
As previously mentioned, this astronomical event will last during the early hours of Monday, May 16, according to international time (UTC), until 5:55 AM. Although the moment of maximum magnitude will be at 4:11 AM.
In Argentina, at 10:32 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, the penumbra will begin; at 23:28, the Moon will begin to be eclipsed. By 0:29 the next day, the eclipse will be total and the Moon will turn red.
In total, this astronomical phenomenon is expected to last five hours and 18 minutes. Meanwhile, the maximum magnitude will be recorded at 1:11, while the end of the eclipse will be recorded around 3:50 AM. (NA)