Cycle of death and destruction in Ukraine must stop: UN official    Rise of disinformation a symptom undermining public trust: Bachelet    SFD signs development agreement and inaugurates three projects in Mauritania    Dr. Al-Sheikh to join 140 minsters in education pre-summit at UNESCO    KAUST announces lineup of LLI programs this summer, fall    GCC has an opportunity to play a role in resolving the Russia-Ukraine crisis    Saudi Arabia takes part in UN conference by opening 'Blue Saudi' pavilion    Governor of Riyadh Region to Inaugurate 93 Environmental and Water Projects, Tomorrow, Estimating SR 8.5 Billion    Eight Event Zones at Jeddah Season are Available to Visitors throughout the Year    Jordanian awqaf minister visits Halat Ammar, lauds services provided to pilgrims    ACES signs 10 year Neutral Host agreement with AlMoosa Medical Group    Makkah Emir Prince Khaled inspects Holy Sites    NAUSS Organizes Symposium on Alternative Punishments to Freedom-depriving Punishments in Rabat    SFDA warns against herbal product 'Montalin Jamu' due to containing active medicinal ingredients    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Chairs Cabinet's Session    Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development Participates in 2nd Workshop on Arab Classification of Persons with Disabilities    Saudi Stock Exchange Main Index Ends Trading Higher at 11,671.15 Points    SFDA Warns Against Herbal Product "Montalin Jamu" Due to Containing Active Medicinal Ingredients    SDRPY reviews pioneering Saudi projects and initiatives in Yemeni cities    Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Sends Cable of Condolences to Jordanian King on Victims of Gas Leak in Aqaba Port    Fertilizer shortage hits African farmers battling food crisis    Jordanian Prime Minister: Life back to normal in Aqaba after chlorine gas leak    OIC Secretary General Meets Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan    As Part of HRH Crown Prince's Vision to Transform Al-Ula to a Global Heritage Destination, Al-Ula Royal Commission Launches the Arts Valley Project    Al-Hilal lifts MBS League title for 3rd time in a row, beating Al-Faisaly    Al-Ahli relegated for first time in history    Ithra expands 'iRead' competition to participants from all Arab countries    Saudi Arabia's women's badminton championship begins with participation of 60 players    NEOM, McLaren Racing announce strategic title partnership to drive innovation in electric motorsport    Aramco Opens ARC KAUST to Accelerate Low-Carbon Energy Research    Saudi Export Development Authority Hosts More than 80 Egyptian and Nigerian Importers    Morocco and Iraq to the finals of Arab Futsal in Dammam on Tuesday    Saudi US Joint Exhibition on Photography Concludes in Tabuk    Venice-based art exhibition sheds light on upcoming Saudi talents    Makkah Municipality offers animal sacrifices permitting service through Baladi platform    First Saudi-American Joint Exhibition of Photography held in Tabuk Region    FIFA Accredits Saudi Football Association Among Expert Federations in VAR Tech    Belgian blogger: Saudi Arabia is safer than America and Europe    SFDA Extends Period for Submitting Requests for Compliance Forms for Food Transportation during Hajj    Jeddah is Set to Host the Finals of World Boxing in August, Organizers Announce    Saudi National Olympic Team Crowned AFC U23 Asian Cup    Samrat Prithviraj: Why did a Bollywood film on a popular Hindu king fail?    Saudi Council of Senior Scholars slams Indian ruling party leader's remarks against Prophet    Drug charges dropped against Shah Rukh Khan's son    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques addresses citizens and all Muslims on the occasion of the Holy month of Ramadan    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers at Arafat Holy Site    Council of Senior Scholars: Muslim Brothers' Group Don't Represent Method of Islam, rather only Follows its Partisan Objectives, Violating our Graceful Religion    Eid Al-Adha Prayer Performed at the Grand Holy Mosque    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.



Full lunar eclipse to bring super blood Moon
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 15 - 05 - 2022

One of our planet's most stunning sights is coming to the skies - a super blood Moon. In the year's only full lunar eclipse, Earth will come between the Sun and the Moon.
Falling fully into Earth's shadow, the Moon will slowly darken before turning dusky red. It will be visible with the naked eye before dawn on Monday in most of Europe. The Americas will get a great view on Sunday evening.
The Moon will appear larger than usual because it will be at its closest point to Earth of its orbit, giving it the name super Moon.
It will also be called a super flower blood Moon. In the Northern Hemisphere, a full moon in May is often called a flower Moon because it coincides with the Spring flowers.
The only sunlight reaching the Moon during the full eclipse will be passing through the Earth's atmosphere.
This light will be blood red, from all Earth's sunrises and sunsets reflected on to the Moon's surface, explained Dr. Gregory Brown, astronomer at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London.
"You'll actually be seeing every sunrise and every sunset occurring around the Earth at once. All of that light will be projected on to the Moon," he told BBC News.
On Monday, western parts of Europe will get a good but short view as the Moon will set during the eclipse. Look low on the horizon between 0230 and 0430 BST and you'll see the moon falling into shadow before glowing red. It should be visible in Africa too.
In the UK watching from a high vantage point like a hill or tall building will be essential because of the Moon's very low position in the sky. The UK will get a better view of the earlier part of the eclipse, Dr. Brown explained.
As Earth's shadow starts to cover the Moon, it slowly takes a bite out of it. The Moon will be fully eclipsed and red at 0429 BST. It will then set, though the eclipse will continue until 0750 BST.
The Americas will be treated to the full spectacle, lasting 84 minutes. If you're in western US and Canada, the time to watch the horizon is Sunday evening as the Moon rises.
You can see it with the naked eye, while looking through binoculars or a small telescope will enhance the red color.
Of course, the very best vantage point for witnessing this eclipse is a place very few people have been lucky enough to visit — the Moon itself.
"If you were an astronaut standing on the Moon, looking back towards Earth, you'd see a red ring running around the outside of our planet," Dr Brown explains. — BBC


Clic here to read the story from its source.