On next Tuesday, April 27, it will be possible to observe one of the more astronomical phenomena visible to the naked eye: Super Moon; It is so named because people have an understanding of the diameter and brightness of the earth.
In addition, this moon will be marked on the calendar because it will The one closest to all the full moon earth that will live this year. However, if you miss it, don’t worry, it won’t be the only observable method in the coming months. On May 26 and June 24, the sky will provide two other super moons.
Throughout 2021 Many astronomical phenomena will happen. If you are an astronomy lover, then these are the things you should not miss.
Next May 26 Not only will there be a super moon, but also Will coincide with the entire “Blood Moon” solar eclipseThis is a phenomenon that when the earth is between the moon and the sun, it blocks the sunlight reflected on the moon. It can be seen in East Asia, Australia, the Pacific and the Americas.
Besides November 19 When only part of the moon enters the umbra, a partial lunar eclipse will occur. It can be seen from North America, Northern Europe, East Asia, Australia and the Pacific Ocean.
Like lunar eclipses, if you are lucky enough to live where you can see them, you can observe up to two solar eclipses this year. The first of them will be on June 10th, This will be the ring-shaped eclipse of the sun, also called Ring of fire. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth but does not completely cover the sun.
The second solar eclipse will be on December 4thDuring this period, the total solar eclipse in Antarctica will be observable, while the solar eclipses in southern Africa and the southern Atlantic will be partial eclipses.
Every August (not less this year) The famous meteor shower is called Perseids or “Lagrimas de San Lorenzo”. When the remains of a comet pass through the earth’s atmosphere at a speed of about 210,000 kilometers per hour and are attracted by gravity and volatilized, the “spray” of this particle produces a luminous effect.
There will also be a Gemini rain between December 13th and 14th. These dates occur because the Earth has passed through its orbital area, where there are traces of sand and dust left by asteroids. When these fragments collide with the Earth’s atmosphere, they produce flashes of light called a Gemini shower.
This August 19 An amazing event will happen, namely the union of Mars and Mercury, the intimate contact between Mercury, the innermost planet in the solar system and Mars. Unlike the super moon, this phenomenon is not easy to observe, so you need to use a telescope to see it well.