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Why is today’s lunar eclipse special?

A lunar eclipse is taking place today (Wednesday). This lunar eclipse is very important and special. Because during this lunar eclipse the red moon will be seen from different parts of the world. The red-looking moon is called the Super Blood Moon.

The US space agency, NASA, has said that on May 26, the entire moon will be in the shadow of the earth. And when the shadow of the earth has not yet fallen on the moon, then the moon will appear bigger and brighter than before.

Wednesday’s Super Moon is the second Supermoon of the year 2021. Earlier, the first Super Moon was seen on April 26. Of course, this time the lunar eclipse will not be seen from Nepal. Because the period of lunar eclipse will end before the moon rises in the sky.

However, severe lunar eclipses will be observed in North America, Western, and South America, and East Asian countries. During that time, the red moon will appear for 14 to 15 minutes. According to astronomers, the lunar eclipse occurs once every two and a half years.

What is Supermoon?

The Super Moon is an astronomical event where the Moon comes closest to the Earth. For the same reason, the moon is larger and 14 percent brighter than at any other time. It is also called Perigee Moon.

The position closest to the earth by the moon or any of the natural satellites is called perigee, and the farthest point is called apology.

The moon is called a super moon when it is 360,000 kilometers or less away from the earth. On May 26, Perigi’s position will be about 7.23 minutes and at that time the moon will be at a distance of 357,309 kilometers from the earth.

Some speculate that the supermoon may have a variety of effects on the earth, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, floods, or seasonal disturbances. But according to scientists, there is no evidence of such a claim.

However, due to the effect of the moon, the tide in the sea is definitely higher and the tide in the sea is even faster during the full moon. But even in the case of Perigi, the tides do not change much.

Blood Moon

During a lunar eclipse, the moon falls in the shadow of the earth. At times, the moon appears completely red. It’s called Blood Moon. According to NASA, the sun’s rays bend and scatter slightly as they penetrate the Earth’s atmosphere.

Blue and purple are more widespread than red and orange. That is why the sky looks blue. Red moves in a straight line, which is why the sky looks red only at sunrise and sunset. In that process, the sun’s rays pass through a thick layer of the earth’s atmosphere and reach our eyes.

During a lunar eclipse, the remaining red rays from sunrise and sunset reach the surface of the moon through the Earth’s atmosphere.

So during the eclipse, we see red on the moon. The more clouds or dust during an eclipse in the Earth’s atmosphere, the more red the Moon appears.

Blue Moon

This time the full moon is on the second full moon of the month of May. When there are two full moons in any month, the second full moon is called Blue Moon.

According to scientists, supermoons and lunar eclipses are different astronomical events that sometimes occur together.

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