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From: Magdalene von Zumbusch


It is an impressive celestial event that will take place in November. Where you can see the total lunar eclipse 2022 and all the important facts at a glance.

Munich – The second of the two total lunar eclipses in 2022 will take place on November 8. We have summarized for you how a lunar eclipse takes place and where you can observe the eclipsed moon in November.

Lunar eclipse on November 8, 2022: How does a lunar eclipse take place?

A brief explanation for anyone who is not often concerned with the universe and its phenomena: A lunar eclipse occurs when the earth moves between the sun and the moon. The moon moves through Earth’s shadow and is eclipsed for a few hours. Depending on whether the moon is moving through the umbra or just the Earth’s penumbra, there will be a total or partial lunar eclipse. Incidentally, the longest partial lunar eclipse of the millennium took place last November.

It is important to note that a lunar eclipse only occurs when the moon is full, when the moon – as seen from the sun – passes behind the Earth. If the moon’s orbit crosses the earth’s orbit at the time of full moon, the sun, earth and moon are exactly on one axis and the full moon falls in the shadow of the earth – then the moon is no longer visible from Earth or only poorly visible. By the way, from the moon’s point of view, the Earth pushes in front of the solar disk – so from the moon’s point of view, there is a solar eclipse at the same time.

Best view of the celestial phenomenon: Lunar eclipses enchanted people. © Matthias Balk/dpa

The second lunar eclipse of 2022: from where you can see the moon.

The lunar eclipse can be observed early or late in the evening of November 8 from anywhere on the night side of the Earth, such as timeanddate.de reported. The main phase of the eclipse begins at 10:16 AM Berlin time and ends at 11:41 AM – on the continents from which the eclipse can be observed, ie in the first half of the night: at this time, the eclipse can be seen in East Asia , in Australia, observed as a total lunar eclipse in the Pacific Ocean and western North America, as well as on Spitsbergen, a Norwegian archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole.

The total eclipse lasts from 8:02 a.m. to 1:56 p.m., i.e. in this time frame you can see parts of the mentioned areas of the eclipse, so at least part of the moon is already or still eclipsed (there is then a partial eclipse). lunar eclipse). In Iceland the first sub-phase can be followed at moonset, in Lapland the second sub-phase at moonrise; however, the moon is there in the immediate vicinity of the horizon in the almost day-clear sky. Only in October was a solar eclipse visible over Germany.

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