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From: Magdalena 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 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 occurs and where you can observe the eclipsed moon in November.

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

A short explanation for anyone who is not so 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 the Earth’s shadow and is eclipsed for several hours. Depending on whether the moon moves through the umbra or just the penumbra of the earth, there is a total or partial lunar eclipse. Incidentally, last November took place the longest partial lunar eclipse of the millennium.

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

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

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

The lunar eclipse can be observed early or late on the evening of November 8 from any location on Earth’s night side, 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 Spitsbergen, a Norwegian archipelago of islands between mainland Norway and the North Pole.

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

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