Then complete solar eclipse which capture thousands of people in South America, a lunar eclipse will be visible from several parts of the world next Tuesday, July 16th, said the Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute (IAC).
This astronomical phenomenon will be appreciated mainly in Europe and Africa, but it can also be seen partially in the countries of Latin America, among them Peru,
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► When will the eclipse begin?
The lunar eclipse will start at 20:02 GMT (15:02 in Peru) and will last 2 hours and 58 minutes, reports the IAC.
This phenomenon will be shadows, because the moon will pass through the earthly darkness. This will cause a slight darkening of the surface of the satellite. Thus, it will hide almost 70% of the Moon.
It is possible this time The moon looks reddish. This is known as "half a moon of blood",
"It is difficult to predict the color of the darkened Moon because the Earth's atmosphere affects it, but with the last volcanic activity that throws dust into the atmosphere, we expect "Half a moon of blood""Explains Paul Cox, Slooh's chief astronomical director for this institution.
It should be noted that a lunar eclipse occurs when The earth stands between the Sun and the Moon, generating a shadow that blurs some or all of the Moon.
Where will the eclipse be?
Europe and Africa will be the regions of the world where the eclipse can be seen in its entirety, while the Latin American countries will see it in part because it will start before moon Exit through the horizon.
In the case of Peru he will be appreciated by. T regions of the center and south of the country as shown in the following illustration.
The astronomical event will be broadcast live by the Slooh and AstroAfición projects.
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