How to watch the lunar eclipse on Sunday from Spain and Latin America

Viewing the lunar eclipse on Sunday from Spain and Latin America


In the night from 27 to 28 September will be a single moon eclipse, which will not be repeated until 2018. So you can see it from Spain and Latin America.

There are special nights. Some more than others. And Sunday 27 to Monday 28 September will be. While the lunar eclipse we can contemplate not be repeated until 2018. But we have to wait until 2033 to again enjoy a Supermoon as that observe in the sky. The large size to reach the moon is due to coincide with the lunar perigee, in other words, with the shortest distance between Earth and the moon, so we’ll see it larger than usual. The” bloody Supermoon “is a unique phenomenon, a product of the lunar perigee and Eclipse


The astronomical event that we enjoy has been profecías throughout history, due to the reddish tone that acquires moon. That is why we talk about Bloody Moon , but its appearance has been explained by science and has nothing to do with predictions about “the end of time.”

The red we will see during the lunar eclipse is not the only curious about this phenomenon, which can be photographed and stored in our memory thanks to these advice. But why does it occur? Will it be seen from Spain and Latin America? What will serve the eclipse?

What is a lunar eclipse?

As explained from the Madrid Planetarium , the heavenly bodies are not standing still in the Universe. This is the case of the Earth, which revolves around the sun or moon, which does the same with our planet. Sometimes, however, this movement occurs that “the shadow that a body projected into space to hide other”, which causes darkening we call eclipse .

The reddish color is caused by sunlight refracted through Earth’s atmosphere If particularly the lunar eclipse, the Earth passes between the sun and the moon , so that the moon enters into the cone of shadow cast by the planet. This position makes the most sunlight from reaching the satellite, although it is not darkened at all (as in the case of the solar eclipses), but redden

The reddish color is a product of the few rays of sun that reach to the moon. These rays are refracted by Earth’s atmosphere, where the degree of concentration of dust particles in suspension volcanic-origin -of cause redness that tone with which we can contemplate the TV.

This phenomena also help us study Earth’s atmosphere and the level of dust particles around Earth, an important data for research on the global warming .

How can we see it?

The lunar eclipse will be visible from Western Europe, the East Coast of North America and Latin America . In this map made by NASA href=”http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/LEplot/LEplot2001/LE2015Sep28T.pdf”> can check the visibility of this astronomical phenomenon, which shows that in the central area you can see the entire lunar eclipse:

 lunar eclipse

Universum , the Museum of Sciences of the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) has prepared an astronomical evening with experts to follow the lunar eclipse. The registration fee is $ 50.00 and includes the workshop, chats, coffee, biscuits and a surprise for those who come from 19:00 to 23:00 h. Planetarium Humboldt Caracas has not organized any event observation, to be closed for maintenance until mid-October. In Chile, the maximum lunar eclipse will be reached at 23:47 h, as pointing from the Planetario Santiago . In Mexico, Spain, Colombia and Argentina have prepared different outputs for viewing the eclipse

Meanwhile, the Planetarium Buenos Aires has also prepared a free event to follow the phenomenon, action will begin at 22:00 in the entrance to the center (Av. Sarmiento and Av. Figueroa Alcorta, Buenos Aires). In Colombia, the Bogota Planetarium has organized a meeting in Normandy Park that It will run from 14:00 am to 22:00 pm. There will also be workshops and games for children from 18:00 h.

To enjoy this special and unique, at Madrid’s Planetarium (located in the Parque Tierno Galvan) organizes an event 2:30 is 6:30 am in the morning on the night of 27 to 28 September to enjoy the lunar eclipse. Agrupació Barcelona Astronomical also announced an exit to observe the phenomenon. It is in the Mirador de Sant Pere Martir from two in the morning. For those contemplating the lunar eclipse from Spain, they can be guided by those estimated by the National Astronomical Observatory times:

Studies on the eclipse

Those who do not wish to spend the night in the open will follow a lunar eclipse Internet. Gloria mission scientists, in collaboration with TVE will broadcast the event from the Canary Islands on the website Sky Live . The first connection will occur at 18:30 to 19:00 UT (20:30 to 21:00 EST).

During the first connection, the researchers taught through the network the sunset from the Pico Teide and the alignment of the moon, or Supermoon – with the shadow of the volcano. Canary choice is not accidental, since it is a region with little light pollution, so the phenomenon will have a great visibility. The second connection, where the lunar eclipse will be broadcast as such, will begin at 4: 00-4: 15 EDT, 3: 00-3:. 15 local time

The phenomenon also help researchers to conduct studies on our TV. According to point from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia, in addition to evaluating the concentration of atmospheric dust , we can also detect impacts of fragments of comets or asteroids on its surface. The eclipse Moon will allow us to study the Earth’s atmosphere and to detect impacts of comet fragments in the satellite

As José Luis Ortiz, scientist IAA-CSIC, says “this eclipse offers us an opportunity very special for this type of study as to darken the moon we can detect much weaker flashes when we observe the lunar night side, and we can observe an area of ​​the moon much higher than with current projects, as MIDAS “. In that sense, the researchers hope to see collisions caused by comet fragments as scheduled by Encke in Granada, Almería, La Palma, Seville and Toledo observations.

On Sunday evening to Monday will be very special for all fans of the astronomy , which will have a unique opportunity to see this SuperLuna bloody. The phenomenon also help us to understand a little more the Earth’s atmosphere and our own satellite, thanks to an event that we will not see until 2018.


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How to watch the lunar eclipse on Sunday from Spain and Latin America
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September 26, 2015