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Tomorrow is a Super Moon and a total lunar eclipse

Tomorrow is a Super Moon and a total lunar eclipse

Tomorrow, May 26, there will be a Super Moon, the second and largest of the two supermoons of 2021 (the other happened in April).

Tomorrow the moon rises at 21:14 in azimuth 61 degrees, calculated from south to east and goes ‘You look bigger than usual’ Not only is it because Super Moon happens, but also because it is “Near the horizon, seen larger” Just being “Optical illusions”.

“There is talk of a super moon whenever the moment of a full moon occurs when the moon is less than 110% of the perigee of the earth of its orbit. In temporal terms, this means that the difference between the moments of a full moon and perigee is less than one day and 8 hours. According to this definition, from Giant moons may occur frequently, but not all of them will have the same apparent size and brightness. See here in this table for the list of giant moons that will occur until 2050. “, Lisbon Astronomical Observatory (OAL).

Observing the moon will be even more exciting at birth at 9:14 PM tomorrow, May 26. There will still be a total lunar eclipse tomorrow, but in Portugal it will not be possible to observe the phenomenon, as it occurs at 12:14 pm (Lisbon time), in broad daylight.

According to OAL, ‘The moon will start to go dark at 9:46 AM. At 10:45, the moon will enter the shadow and will be completely covered by 12:10. By 12:19, the eclipse has reached its maximum, and will remain in its entirety until 12:28. From 13:30, the moon leaves the shadow completely, ending the final phase of the eclipse at 14h51 ″.

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The next day, on the 27th, the moon will rise at 10:29 PM and will continue to grow larger than usual.

A lunar eclipse will last 15 minutes and will be fully visible in part of South America and on the western coast of North America. The eclipse is still partly visible in some parts of Central America and in eastern South America, in addition to the Americas, the eclipse can also be seen in the eastern part of some Asian countries, as well as in Oceania.