Look at the sky. It is the best advice we can give to someone because in heaven there are all our dreams and many of the answers. The whys of children are often related to what they see in heaven and eclipses are the phenomena that arouse the most interest. A lunar eclipse is something worth observi
Look at the sky. It is the best advice we can give to someone because in heaven there are all our dreams and many of the answers. The whys of children are often related to what they see in heaven and eclipses are the phenomena that arouse the most interest.
A lunar eclipse is something worth observing, but do you know what a lunar eclipse is?
What is a lunar eclipse
1. What is a lunar eclipse? Celestial phenomena attract a lot of attention, but we do not always know what is really happening. A lunar eclipse is much more common than a solar eclipse and also easier to contemplate. It happens when the full moon darkens because the Earth interposes between the Sun and the lunar satellite. The Sun, the Earth and the Moon are placed aligned and the Earth prevents the solar rays from reaching the Moon. 2. How many types of lunar eclipses are there?
To better understand what happens in a lunar eclipse, we can do the experiment at home by placing a ball between a light and a wall. We can look at the shadows that are projected on the wall because that is how a lunar eclipse works. There are tipos two types of lunar eclipses. The first is the partial eclipse , when only part of the moon remains hidden. The second is the total eclipse, when the entire surface of the Moon is obscured by the shadow cast by the Earth. 3. How can you see a lunar eclipse?Contrary to what happens with the solar eclipse, a lunar eclipse can be seen from anywhere on the planet where it is at night, as long as
the clouds do not prevent us from doing so. And you do not need to use special protection for the eyes. Lunar eclipses are also more frequent than solar eclipses, so we can enjoy them whenever it is not cloudy. 4. What is a Supermoon? Another special phenomenon that occurs with this satellite is the
Supermoon , less frequent than the lunar eclipse and much more spectacular. It happens when the full Moon is located in the closest point to the Earth and we can observe it bigger, more luminous and, sometimes, dyed a reddish color that is impressive. 5. Are there lunar eclipses on other planets?Yes. On Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, there are also lunar eclipses. On Mars, they can only be partial, because their moons are very small. In contrast, lunar eclipses in Jupiter occur quite frequently, since it has four moons. Other planets, like Mercury and Venus, do not have satellites, so it is impossible for them to have lunar eclipses.