Lunar semi-eclipse … next Monday


Witness EarthMonday 30 November Shadow Eclipse of the Moon It is the fourth and last of this year 2020, and it will last 4 hours and 21 minutes, and it will be observed in eastern Asia, Australia and the Americas, but it is not seen in the sky of the Arab world.

According to the Astronomical Society in Jeddah, a semi-shadow eclipse occurs when the moon moves through the faded outer part of the earth’s shadow called (semi-shadow). During this type of eclipse, the moon’s lighting will diminish slightly, but in general the entire disk will remain lit by the sun during the period of the eclipse.

This eclipse occurs three days after the moon reaches its apogee, which is the farthest distance in its orbit from the Earth, so its apparent size will appear 5.2% smaller than the average. The stages of the eclipse will occur at the same time as the eclipse will start to enter the moon To the Earth’s semi-shadow at 7:32 a.m. GMT, observers will not notice any change and the moon will appear as usual.

Meanwhile, the moon will reach the moment of the full moon at 9:29 a.m. GMT and cut half of its orbit around the earth during this month, which is the last full moon during the autumn season, followed by the arrival of the lunar eclipse its peak (mid-eclipse) at 09:00 : 42 a.m. GMT) and at that time (83%) of its disk will be located in the shade of the earth, which is slightly less compared to (90%) in the January 10th, last eclipse, but it is better than 57% in the June 5th and 35th eclipses. % On the July 5th eclipse.

In general, the time of the highest peak of the eclipse is the best time to notice the fading in the north of the moon’s disk for the observer, especially when taking pictures, and in general the moon’s disk will remain fully lit, the movement of the moon continues within the semi-shadow of the Earth until it emerges from it at 02:53 pm local time Saudi Arabia (11:53 GMT) and the eclipse phases come to an end.

It is worth noting that two weeks after the lunar pseudo-eclipse, a total solar eclipse will occur unseen in the sky of the Arab world.

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