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Saturday, February 17, 2018

NASA launched the live broadcast of the bloody Eclipse supermoon


The American space Agency NASA broadcast of the lunar Eclipse that fell on the full moon and the second full moon of the month on the Internet. To observe an unusual astronomical phenomenon with the help of this broadcast are those who see it “live” prevents weather or geographical location.

A frame from the video.

At the time of placing of the text, the picture looks immediately catches the eye is characteristic of such lunar eclipses crimson hue of the moon. If “rewind” the stream back, you can see that originally it was much more familiar to the observer from Earth in light gray. It is because of this phenomenon, the Eclipse is sometimes called “bloody”. The reason is that the sun’s rays are tangential to earth’s surface, scattered in the Earth’s atmosphere and reach the moon in the first place, the rays of red-orange part of the spectrum for which the atmosphere is most transparent.

We will remind, today the moon is not only “crimson” and “blue” is the second designation does not affect the observed color of a satellite and is a reference to the English idiom “Once in a Blue Moon” reminiscent of a Russian expression of “after rain on Thursday”. The fact that the current is the second full moon in a calendar month, and this happens relatively rarely.

A really unusual present-a full moon is the fact that the supermoon (the closest approach of the full moon and the Earth), the second for the month Eclipse and “blood moon” occur simultaneously — in itself, each of these events occurs every few years or even more frequently, however, they coincided for the first time in half a century.

Earlier the specialists of the State astronomical Institute named after P. K. Sternberg noted that the greatest impact of SUPERLINE and the full moon on the Earth can feel those of its inhabitants, which anyway depend on the tides.

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