Corresponding to a perfect alignment between the Moon, Earth and Sun, a total lunar eclipse will be visible on the night of May 15-16, as reported by

Futura Sciences


The only natural satellite of the Earth should then be adorned with a copper dress, in order to celebrate this exceptional event as it should be.

While a lunar eclipse occurs twice a year, a total eclipse is indeed much rarer.

The difference is that in the first case, the Moon is in the penumbra or shadow zone of the Earth but does not completely hide the solar star.

The eclipse is then called penumbral or partial.

In the second case, the alignment with the Sun is absolutely and totally perfect.

Total eclipse around 5:30 a.m.

According to our colleagues, the last appearance of a total lunar eclipse from mainland France dates back to January 21, 2019. In this case, the best observation points will be located in the Antilles, Guyana or even Quebec, where the total eclipse appear between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and end around 3 or 4 a.m.

In mainland France, it will be necessary to wait until 5:30 am, on May 16, to be able to observe it in its entirety.

It will enter darkness around 3:30 a.m. and shadow around 4:30 a.m.

It will set while the eclipse is still total.

According to

Futura Sciences

, the phenomenon will not be visible from the Asian and oceanic continents.


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