A “blood moon” will illuminate the skies of Quebec

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Monday, May 2, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. – A total lunar eclipse will occur in mid-May. The event will be all the more spectacular because of the color that the natural satellite of the Earth will take. Explanations.

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During the night of May 15 to 16, Quebec will be treated to a spectacular celestial event. A total lunar eclipse will occur beginning at 11:39 p.m. on the 15th. It will peak at 12:11 a.m. Between the start and end of the eclipse, just over 3:30 a.m. elapses.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth’s shadow. Sunlight no longer reaches it directly.

Moon of blood

Why do we call it that? When the Moon hides in the Earth’s shadow, sunlight passes through our atmosphere. The white light emitted by our star is filtered. During a reddish sunset, we witness a similar phenomenon.


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