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A lunar eclipse will be visible this weekend, here's when and how to best observe it

The next lunar eclipse awaits us on October 28, 2023 at the start of the night. We bring you all the details of this astronomical phenomenon here. observe closely the naked eye!

This Saturday, October 28, we will have the chance to admire a partial lunar eclipse in the evening sky. Although this event is not very spectacular, it will be visible at any time. visible to the naked eye from the beginning of the evening and constitutes the largest lunar eclipse before the year 2025. This still promises a beautiful moment that deserves to look up at the Moon.

The lunar eclipse that awaits us will take place in several phases and will begin at 8:02 p.m. which will leave the opportunity for the curious to observe it without having to stay up late. À At this time, the Moon, which will be above the eastern horizon, will slowly enter darkness. The twilight phase will last several hours and the lunar disk will be completely darkened around 9:30 p.m. Our natural satellite will therefore be visible at visible to the naked eye but its color will be much darker than during an ordinary full Moon.

The second phase of the eclipse will begin at 9:35 p.m. with the Moon entering the Earth's shadow. We will then be able to see an indentation forming at the bottom. proximity from the south pole of the star. Little to nothing This spot will gradually extend from left to right and will reach its maximum around 10:14 p.m. before disappearing at around 10:14 p.m. 10:52 p.m. Then, the Moon will remain in twilight until 0:26 a.m., time of end of the eclipse.

Next weekend, we should therefore attend; a partial lunar eclipse since only a small portion of our night star will be plunged into the Earth's shadow. This area of ​​the lunar disk will not be completely invisible but may be tinted with an orange-red color. This color is linked to the crossing of the earth's atmosphere by the rays of the Sun which are filtered by the components of the latter.

To enjoy this spectacle, you do not need to You won't need any equipment since a lunar eclipse is not dangerous for the eyes, unlike a lunar eclipse. a solar eclipse. If you want to admire the craters of our natural satellite and follow the event in more detail, you can bring a pair of binoculars or even a telescope. Although the Moon should be easily visible in the evening sky, you can use a sky map like the one on the Stelvision site and a compass to find out in which direction it should appear. Applications like Sky Tonight (accessible on Google Play and the App Store) also exist and allow you to locate celestial objects.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116