Two eclipses, one solar and one lunar, are the subject of the moment. The first was held on April 30 and was not visible in Brazil, but the second will come in mid-May and can be observed in any region of the country. Below, we have selected the best photos of the solar eclipse and explained everything in detail to track the lunar eclipse.
In addition, we have a new SpaceX record, solar lights, and a new Russian missile, which you can check out below.
The first solar eclipse in 2022 was partial and visible only in the countries of the far south of the Americas. However, fortunately for us, many managed to take beautiful photos, which you can find in the link above.
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon blocks sunlight by positioning itself in a near-perfect alignment between the star and our planet. This event never comes alone: it is followed by a lunar eclipse, usually two weeks later. By the way…
On May 16 there will be a total lunar eclipse that can be seen across the country. The Earth’s shadow will completely cover the moon, making it appear reddish. The event will begin around 10:30 p.m. on May 15, with a partial eclipse beginning to darken the moon, and lasting until 3:50 a.m. In total, it will be 5 hours and 19 minutes.
The total eclipse will actually begin at 00:29 AM (Day 16), when the moon acquires a very reddish hue, which is nicknamed “blood moon”. All the while it will be high enough in the sky for good observation.
While NASA is considering ways to induce astronauts to hibernate during long spaceflights, a new study suggests this may not be as helpful as it seems. The idea is to conserve the energy of the human body as the spacecraft transits interplanetary space, but perhaps this economy does not occur, even in hibernation.
According to the study, only young animals can save a significant amount of energy while hibernating. Bears, for example, actually expend more energy during prolonged sleep. In other words, humans will also not benefit from an artificial nap.
Russia has launched the Angara-1.2 light launch vehicle military satellite into orbit#UkraineWarCrimes # Moldova #turkey #France #Europe # catch #Romania #Poland #Ukraine #Russian # Lithuania pic.twitter.com/29h8VFpKbk
– Isaac (@IsaacHerzog4) May 1, 2022
Russia launched the new Angara 1.2 missile by sending a military satellite from its Ministry of Defense into space. The payload is named Kosmos-2555 and actually sends telemetry data from space as it moves in a near-pole orbit (when traveling from one pole to another on the planet) at an altitude of 500 km.
Russian officials did not disclose the details of the mission. Angara 1.2-3.8 tons can be sent into space, but the family also has larger versions. For example, the Angara A5 can carry about 24.5 tons of payload.
The Crew-4 mission, which was launched last Wednesday (27), was the record holder for SpaceX flights to the International Space Station (ISS). The astronauts aboard the plane arrived at their destination less than 16 hours after they took off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. In total, the flight took 15 hours and 45 minutes.
According to NASA’s Commercial Crew Program Manager, “It’s about the same time it takes to get from New York to Singapore, so it’s interesting.” The International Space Station is located at an altitude of about 400 km. The three astronauts will spend six months in the orbital station.
The sun emitted a strong solar flare on May 3, 2022 that peaked at 9:25 a.m. ET. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a photo of the event, which is classified as Class X. https://t.co/PMsgdJxMlj pic.twitter.com/PWJUI395Cc
– NASA Sun and Space (NASASun) May 3, 2022
An intense solar flare occurred on Tuesday (3), but in the southern region of the sun’s surface. This means that the emitted particles did not come directly towards us. However, the intensity of the star’s activities made scientists alert to the upcoming events that could occur.
The third day’s blast was rated as Category X, the strongest, with a severity of 1.1. Since the particles did not reach Earth, there would be no auroras and no danger to our satellites and communications systems.