Tuesday , March 21 2023

The total lunar eclipse will bring red moon blood to Edmonton


If the sky is clear Sunday evening, the Edmontonians can go out to show a different look, because the total lunar eclipse will create a blood red moon night in the sky.

The eclipse will start around 10am. and ends shortly before midnight, with a 62-minute set starting at 12:00. 21.41, said Frank Florian, planetary director at Telus World of Science, on Monday's interview with CBC Radio Edmonton AM.

"It doesn't happen in the morning or something like that, so it's an opportunity for people to look outside and see this red moon in the sky," said Florian.

During the lunar eclipse, the moon passes through the shadow that the Earth exits into space. The total eclipse seen only in half of the world occurs when the central, dark part of the shadows overshadows the entire moon surface, leaving a glittering red ring.

The total lunar eclipse usually occurs about every three years, but this weekend's event is second relatively fast in a row, said Florian.

However, not many people could enjoy the last one that was seen in Edmonton in January 2018.

"It happened really early in the morning, about four, five in the morning.

"And it was minus thirty. So it was a very cold eclipse."

Telus World of Science will host Eclipse-related events starting at. 17:30. Sunday, including the opportunity to see the night sky from the RASC Observatory and other telescopes that will be created. IMAX movie The first manApollo 11 mission will work, and Zeidler's Dome will have special exhibitions explaining the "sun and moon" geometry.

Florian remarked that the partial solar eclipse experienced in August 2017 in Edmonton was a significantly higher profile event, mainly because the moon passing the sun is much less common.

"If we want to see one here in Edmonton, from the total solar eclipse, we will have to wait until 2044, in August, in the early evening," he said. "As you can see, these things are much less common."

The lunar eclipse does not require people to travel outside the city to see it, but Florian said it would help.

When the moon is full, it creates a lot of light that creates its own light pollution, hiding some of the most painful stars, he said. But during the common eclipse, the moon becomes darker – so is the sky.

"You will be able to see all the stars around the red moon silhouette, which makes it a very beautiful view."

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