What you need to know about the total lunar eclipse from May 15-16

When will the next total eclipse be?

A total solar eclipse will occur on the night of May 15-16, 2022, according to reports Futura Science. A phenomenon as luxurious as it is rare, it will delight aesthetes, photographers or just the curious.

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rare event

While partial eclipses occur frequently, roughly twice a year, total eclipses are much less common. The most recent was on January 21, 2019. This phenomenon only occurs when the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon. While a total eclipse involves a perfect alignment between the Moon, Earth, and the Sun, a partial eclipse simply occurs when our planet moves between its natural moon and the Sun.

And these three giants do not find themselves in the same axis very regularly, in particular because of the axis of the Moon, which is offset by 5 degrees compared to the axis of the blue planet. In addition, eclipses can only occur on a full moon, the scientific journal explains.

How do we observe a total eclipse?

The moon is never as beautiful as when it is in the sun’s shadow. Under these conditions, the satellite is tinged with warm, copper tones. A sight of great beauty not to be missed at all.

For those who will be in the French capital, it will be necessary to get up early on Monday, May 16, because the total eclipse will be visible from 5:30 in the morning. For West Indians, there is no obligation to set an alarm, because the show will take place in the evening, at 9:30 pm. In Guyana, you will have to wait until 10:30 pm to enjoy this unusual view.

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This year, Oceania and Asia will be deprived of this spectacle. However, they won’t have to wait long for the next step, as another eclipse is scheduled for November 8, 2022.

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