With the lunar eclipse in 2021, the Earth will be in the center of the dark area in space. The moon will be covered with the Earth’s shadow as it crosses between the sun and the Earth. You’ll be able to see a red glow on one side of a section of the moon’s surface. The color you see is because some light from the sun is passing through Earth’s atmosphere before it reaches and illuminates the Moon.
The colors, shapes, and patterns you’ll see during any lunar eclipse depend on where your location is relative to where it’s taking place.
Lunar eclipses happen when there is a full moon and earth passes between it and the sun, which means that there are two types: partial lunar eclipses which happen when the earth blocks some but not all
What is Solar and Lunar Eclipse?
A solar eclipse happens when the moon moves between the sun and Earth. As a result, the moon blocks part of the sun. A lunar eclipse is a natural phenomenon in which Earth’s shadow falls on the Moon, blocking out its light.
A solar eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when the moon passes between Earth and the Sun and casts a shadow onto Earth’s surface. The alignment of three celestial objects creates two types of solar eclipses: total (in which a viewer sees a total blackout) or partial (which are less common). A lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned so that Earth’s shadow falls on the Moon.
How to View the Lunar Eclipse in 2021
This article will guide you through the steps of viewing a lunar eclipse for a given location.
The first step is to find the date of the eclipse. Here is a list of upcoming Eclipse in 2021:
|Date||Type of Eclipse||Location|
|26th May 2021||Lunar Eclipse (Total)||South/East Asia, Australia, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica|
|10th June 2021||Solar Eclipse (Annular)||Much of Europe, Much of Asia, North/West Africa, Much of North America, Atlantic, Arctic|
|18th-19th Nov 2021||Lunar eclipse (Partial)||Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, North/West Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic|
|4th December 2021||Solar Eclipse (Total)||South in Australia, South in Africa, South in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica|
The next step is to find your longitude (for continental North America, it will be in degrees and decimal minutes). Once you’ve found it, simply input that number into this lunar eclipse calculator and enter your city’s name.
A lunar eclipse is an astronomical event in which Earth blocks the Sun’s rays from reaching either one or more points on the Moon’s surface. It happens when Earth moves between the Sun and Moon. The shadow that is cast by Earth blocks all or part of the light from entering the atmosphere so we see only earthshine illumination reflected off of areas
Why Does the Moon Turn Red During Lunar Eclipses?
The moon is red during a total lunar eclipse because of the refraction and scattering of sunlight in Earth’s atmosphere.
When the sun, earth, and moon are aligned, Earth casts a shadow on the moon. When this occurs during a total lunar eclipse, sunlight passing through Earth’s atmosphere is bent (refracted) to form a spectrum of light on the surface of the moon. This spectrum contains all colors, but red dominates because it travels at an angle relative to Earth’s surface and is less likely to scatter as much as other colors.