The only other lunar eclipse of will take place on July 16, but North America will miss out on the show. Coincidentally, July 16 will also mark the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 , the first crewed mission to land on the moon. Then, will see four penumbral eclipses.
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The term "penumbral" refers to a situation in which the moon just skirts into the lightest part of the Earth's shadow, meaning the eclipse is just barely visible. The first pair of these eclipses on Jan. Then, on Nov. The long wait for another total blood moon eclipse will finally end on May 26, , when Asia, Australia and the Pacific will get a beautiful view, according to another NASA web page.
That eclipse will happen at moonset in the Americas, so there won't be very much to see there. North and South America will finally see a blood moon again on May 16, as will Europe and Africa. Helping to make up for the long wait, these regions will get a partial lunar eclipse a few months earlier, on Nov. Australia and Asia will also see the partial eclipse. During this phase, people are encouraged to satisfy their curiosity by exploring exotic ideas and locales.
The waning stage begins after the Full Moon, showing up in the night sky as slightly less than a complete orb. Similar to the Waning Crescent, birthdays falling on this moon characterize those who are very intuitive and insightful, accompanied by a huge imagination. Under a Waning Gibbous, you fall in love selflessly. When the Earth-facing side of the Moon is completely unilluminated by the Sun, virtually invisible in the night sky, it is new.
New Moon babies grow up to be very in tune with what they want, always trying new things and maintaining a childlike wonder. The same energy often translates to love under this phase. New Moon couples rarely get bored of each other, and are always keeping each other on their toes.
As expected, this phase is the perfect time for new beginnings.
When the Sun illuminates the entire surface of the Earth-facing side of the Moon, it is said to be full. Birthdays falling under this moon personalize those who are selfless and generous people who give their all to everything they do. Full Moon couples often connect on a deeper level thanks to the vulnerability this moon brings. The Waxing Gibbous is the last phase before the Moon reaches maximum illumination.
It appears close to full, but is not completely illuminated. Kind, caring and nurturing are characteristics of those born under this moon, making them amazing mentors. Relationships under this moon are very intense as emotions are amplified which create incredibly strong bonds.
Sometimes the Full Moon will pass directly into the shadow of the Earth and we observe this as a Lunar Eclipse. Everyone on Earth who can see the Moon can see a Lunar Eclipse when it occurs because the Moon is physically in the shadow of the Earth and not receiving any light.
A Solar Eclipse on the other hand can only occur during New Moon and this happens on occasion when the Moon passes directly in front of the Sun on its orbit. The Moon is small, and so the shadow from the Moon cannot cover the entire Earth and instead creates a shadow that races across the globe at supersonic speeds as the Moon passes by.
Astronomers can calculate the exact times of the New and Full Moon to great accuracy, and you can find these times in most almanacs. The orbit of the Moon as well as our path around the Sun are quite well understood.
It takes the moon about Why the difference? Both New and Full Moon are very specific instances of time when the Moon is at a specific location in its orbit around the Earth. Astronomers use a standard called Universal Coordinated Time, which is the time at Greenwich England. Everyone else on earth is in a time zone that is some offset from this coordinated time.
On the East Coast of the United States for example, the time zone is 5 hours earlier or 4 hours during Daylight Savings Time than it is in Greenwich while people living in California are another 3 hours displaced for their local time. Have you ever seen a television show advertised to come on at 8pm Eastern, but 7pm Central? Time zones at work, the broadcast is at the same time for everyone, but their local time zones, or offsets from Greenwich are different.