The longest partial lunar eclipse in nearly 600 years took place around 10 p.m. on May 15 and early on May 16. During this phenomenon, the alignment between the Earth and the Sun gives us a “blood moon”, as the latter adopts a reddish color.
This great spectacle captivated millions of people around the world, since it could be seen in a large part of the countries of South America, Central America and part of North America, as well as in Africa, southern and western Europe, and Asia. The astronomical event could be seen with the naked eye, so there was no need to use any instrument or telescope.
Nature gives us this incredible spectacle when the Earth stands between the Sun and the Moon. As the three objects line up, they cause a shadow to be cast that darkens the satellite, but the reddish color is created by sunlight filtering through Earth’s atmosphere.
Millions of people in the world went out to look at the sky to enjoy the astronomical phenomenon, so they could not help but take a picture and fill social networks with endless red moons that the first total lunar eclipse of 2022 gave us.
If you missed the opportunity to witness the incredible show that the moon gave us, don’t stay with the desire! Here we leave you some photographs of the blood moon eclipse in different parts of the world.
1. Temple of Poseidon at Sonium in Athens, Greece
2. Irwindale in California, United States
3. Lipnice nad Sazavou Castle, Czech Republic
4. From Paris
5. Near Jean, Nevada, United States
6. In the Liberty Memorial Tower, in Kansas, United States
7. Behind the California state flag in El Monte
8. Dresden, Saxony in Germany
9. Mountains near Frankfurt, Germany
10. Lunar eclipse sequence
The last phenomenon of this type occurred on May 26, 2021, and was known as the “supermoon”, since on that occasion the moon was closer to Earth. According to experts, an eclipse like this will not be seen again until March 2025, neither in this part of the American continent nor in Spain.