Total Eclipse with Blood Moon: Learn to observe the phenomenon on Sunday

  • Felipe Souza – @felipe_dess
  • BBC News from Brazil on Sao Paulo

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A complete lunar eclipse occurs when there is a perfect alignment between the Sun, Earth, and Moon.

According to Roberto Costa, a professor in the Department of Astronomy at the University of São Paulo (USP), a complete lunar eclipse can be seen in Brazil on the next Sunday night (May 15).

This is the only complete lunar eclipse this year, according to astronomers. The next one is only in May 2025.

The eclipse of this Sunday can be seen not only in Brazil, but throughout South and Central America, parts of North America, parts of Europe, and parts of Africa.

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Eclipse, which takes place this Sunday, is the only one in 2022

‘Blood Month’

A complete lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, earth, and moon are aligned. With this, the Earth completely covers the Moon’s plate and this causes a phenomenon. The earth’s natural satellite then turns reddish – which came to be called “blood moon.”

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