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Strawberry Moon: Learn all about today’s eclipse

Strawberry Moon: Learn all about today's eclipse

You cannot deny that the eclipse is one of the most fantastic phenomena that exists, can it not? Several eclipses have happened throughout history, but each has its own particularity, for example, there is a solar and lunar eclipse and each of these can be total or partial.

In addition, each of the eclipses is given a specific name and we are already used to hearing about some of them. Well, today there will be a rare phenomenon with our natural satellite called “strawberry moon”. Now we will understand everything about the phenomenon and know the places where it can be observed.

Strawberry Moon: Learn all about today's eclipse

Well, first of all we need to understand what exactly is the strawberry moon. The name of the phenomenon originated through Native American tribes and different from what many may think, here the moon is not pink or red. The phenomenon is nothing more than the first full moon of June or the last full moon of spring.

This name was chosen, as this would be the ideal time to pick ripe strawberries and practically all Algonquin tribes called it that. In addition, the phenomenon was also known as “honeymoon”, mainly in Europe and the expression appeared around 1500.

Strawberry Moon: Learn all about today's eclipse

It is believed that the tradition of calling the first days of the wedding a “honeymoon” may have arisen because of the European expression for the lunar phenomenon, but that is a subject for another post.

This Friday, the moon will present us with an incredible and rare spectacle at the same time. The penumbral lunar eclipse happens when the sun, earth and moon are positioned in that order, but not fully aligned. Unlike partial or total eclipse, here part of the sunlight is prevented from reaching the moon.

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During the phenomenon, the moon has a different color, it is smoky and eat color closer to dark gray. Like the other eclipses, this phenomenon also only happens during the full moon phase.

Strawberry Moon: Learn all about today's eclipse

The penumbral lunar eclipse is expected to start at 2:45 pm and its peak will happen around 4:26 pm, but at this moment it will not be seen in most Brazilian regions. Over here, we will be able to see with the naked eye the phenomenon happening towards the end of it, around 17h00.

But don’t think that you won’t have a chance to see it completely. For those who want to follow the eclipse, Telecópio Virtual 2.0 will transmit it from 16h00 (Brasília time), directly from Rome, Italy. Well, there are no excuses for losing this phenomenon, are there?

Strawberry Moon: Learn all about today's eclipse

Also Read: Project A119: the curious plan that aimed to detonate atomic bombs on the Moon
Also read: What would happen if the moon disappeared?

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