The first total lunar and planetary eclipse in 442 years

On November 8, blessed with good weather, a total lunar eclipse and planetary eclipse (Uranus) were observed in various parts of Japan.
The red moon in the jet-black sky is so fantastic that you can’t help but stop in the city and take a picture of the miraculous moment
It was full of people to contain.

It was the first time in 442 years that a planetary eclipse occurred during a total lunar eclipse, dating back to the era of Oda Nobunaga.
Around 1580, it is said that it is a “Saturn eclipse”, so it is a little different from this time, but at a moment that is rarely seen.
My heart danced.

By the way, why does the Moon appear red during a total lunar eclipse?
The earth and moon shine by reflecting the light of the sun, and do not glow themselves.
Sunlight contains various colors such as red and blue, but red light has a long wavelength and is difficult to scatter.
Other colors with shorter wavelengths as they pass through the atmosphere are scattered, leaving only red light to reach the moon, causing the moon to
It looks red.

It is said that a total lunar and planetary eclipse will be seen again in 2344, 322 years later.
We who are alive now will not be able to see it, but it remains in our hearts as a once-in-a-lifetime memory.
It was a planetary eclipse.

 


By Admin|2022-11-10|2022,News Release|


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