The total lunar eclipse will form a “blood moon” and can be seen from Curitiba

The blood moon Come here. Do not be nervous or worry about possible tragedies, because it is a Lunar eclipse Total Which will provide a phenomenon in the sky. On May 16 (Mon), Earth’s shadow will completely cover the moon, leaving it with a reddish appearance. The event will last 5 hours and 19 minutes, and great viewing is expected in Paraná.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon enters the Earth’s shadow, and it occurs at the exact moment when the Sun, Earth, and Moon align, and Earth will be in between the other two. Another total lunar eclipse as large as this one will only be observed in Brazil on March 14, 2025.

To visualize this phenomenon, the inhabitants of Paraná will not have any difficulties, focusing only on climatic conditions. The position will be suitable for all areas of Paraná. Anísio Lasievicz, director of the Newton Freire Science Park, reports that the eclipse will begin on May 15 (Sunday), when the moon will begin to “lose its luster.”

“In Paraná, the eclipse will begin at 22:32, when the moon begins to lose its luminosity in a subtle way and this will take an hour. At 11:27 pm, the partial phase begins, when the moon begins to enter darkness (the darkest part of the Earth’s shadow), we see The moon is gradually covered, step by step, until midnight after midnight on the sixteenth, when the moon begins a total eclipse,” explained Lasievich.

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The climax of the entire eclipse occurs at 1:11 AM on May 16, 2022. Starting at 1:53 AM on May 16, the Moon begins to leave the Earth’s shadow and begins to gradually regain its brightness, until 3:53 AM Monday ends the process.

If you want to follow this phenomenon from the comfort of your home, you can watch the eclipse through the live broadcast that NASA will broadcast on its YouTube channel, starting at 00:00 (Brasilia time) on the 16th.

Will you see?

According to Anísio, the eclipse will be visible throughout the state, and of course in open spaces the exposure is more beautiful. “You will not need additional resources such as a telescope or binoculars, without harming vision with the naked eye, unlike a solar eclipse,” Anísio commented.

According to Sembar between Sunday and Monday, Curitiba will have partly cloudy skies and the possibility of rain.

Why is it a blood moon?

According to the term Anísio blood moon They exist due to the phenomenon of sunlight as it passes through the atmosphere. “Through total lunar eclipse Part of the sunlight falls on the Moon, but it passes through the Earth’s atmosphere. Sunlight, a yellow pigment, loses energy as it passes through the atmosphere, becomes reddish and falls on the moon.

Because of this, Anisio explained, our ancestors, and ancient civilizations, associated everything that was red in the sky with blood. “So Mars is the god of war because it is red, and other stars have legends associated with blood and wars and so on because they are red dots. Since the moon has this characteristic of being reddish during a total lunar eclipse, people generally call it a blood moon, to The side of the mystery that the ancients believed that the eclipse was a sign of the end of the world,” said Annesio, noting that if a scientific phenomenon had nothing to do with mythological or religious issues.

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