Next Saturday October 28 will be carried out partial lunar eclipse and according to the data provided by the NASAthe astronomical phenomenon will be visible in different regions of Europe, Asia, Africa and Australiawhich means that the inhabitants of Latin America they will not be able to view In its whole this type of eclipse.
This is the last eclipse that can be seen in 2023. In lunar eclipses, the earth comes between the sun and the moon and prevents the light from the star from reaching the satellite, therefore, during the night of this Saturday The full moon will disappear as the Earth’s shadow covers it, NASA detailed.
On this occasion, the eclipse will be partial, which means that there is a imperfect alignment between the three celestial bodiesin such a way that those who observe them will be able to perceive that the shadow on the moon grows and then returns without covering the entire star, according to an article published by National Geographic.
Likewise, the calendar of eclipses moles of the NASA points out that the moment of greater visualization of said astronomical phenomenon will be at o’clock 20:14 UT (Universal Time) on Saturday, October 28, that is, since 2:14 p.m. Mexico time.
This event will occur while it is daytime in Latin America, which is why it cannot be fully viewed in the region. Although it will not be appreciated in the Americas, in some countries of the continent will happen partial in the following schedules:
– Mexico: between the 11:00 and 15:26 hours.
– United States: between 1:01 p.m. and 5:26 p.m.
– Colombia: between 12:01 and 16:26 hours.
– Argentina: between 2:01 p.m. and 6:26 p.m.
The eclipse will have a duration of 285 minutes from start to finish, while the luna will be in the dark shadow of the earth only during 78 minutes total. Unlike solar eclipses, it is possible to observe lunar eclipses without any eye protection.
This is due to the fact that during the astronomical phenomenon Only sunlight attenuated by the earth’s atmosphere and reflected by the moon is observed, therefore, it is safe for eyes and skin to witness without special protections. It is worth mentioning that the partial lunar eclipse will occur during the Hunter’s Moon.
According to specialized data only in 12 of the 32 States from the country it will be possible to see the lunar ellipse partial next Saturday, October 28, 2023, here we tell you what they are:
– In Chiapas, Chihuahua, Veracruz, Tamaulipas and Coahuila, both residents and visitors will be able to view it up to a 80% of its entire.
– In Durango, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Puebla, Sonora, Tlaxcala and CDMX, the population will have the opportunity to see it in a 70% of its entire.
Likewise, it will be important to keep in mind that in other countries such as Colombia, Argentina and Brazil it can also be partially seen, however, in the rest of Latin America it will not be able to be seen completely, this is because it will occur while it is still daylight.
On the other hand, in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia it will be seen more clearly. According to calculations of the NASA The duration of the phenomenon will cover until dawn Sunday October 29th.
“Tomorrow there will be a total lunar eclipse, visible in North and South America, Asia and Australia,” NASA shared on social networks.
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