Bad Weather May Rain On Unusual Easter Eclipse


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Easter is just around the corner – and so is the only total lunar eclipse for the year that can be seen right across Australia, if rain doesn’t spoil the parade.
Skywatchers will be treated to a red-tinged moon this Easter Saturday night — if they live in an area that’s…

Easter is just around the corner – and so is the only total lunar eclipse for the year that can be seen right across Australia, if rain doesn’t spoil the parade.

Skywatchers will be treated to a red-tinged moon this Easter Saturday night — if they live in an area that’s not blanketed by cloud.

Even then they’ll have to be quick — or lucky — if they want to catch the moon in full totality.

This eclipse will be the shortest in at least a century — if not longer, says Andrew Smith an astronomer at Sydney Observatory.

“There are a couple of different ways of measuring eclipses. Some sources indicate it will be around 10 minutes of totality, which will make it the shortest since 1917, but other sources say it will be less than five minutes, which makes it the shortest since 1592,” says Smith.

Total lunar eclipses occur when the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon casting a shadow on the face of the Moon.

This one will be super-short because the moon is just scooting the inside edge of the Earth’s shadow, says Smith.

“Imagine one small circle crossing in front of a larger circle — instead of going across the middle, which would take the longest, it’s just going across the inside edge. That’s the shortest distance it can travel through that shadow,” he explains.

And, as it’s not going deep into the Earth’s shadow, it may not appear deep red during totality but take on a two-tone effect.

“What’s most likely is the side of the moon that’s furthest into the shadow will be a deeper red and the edge of the moon that’s only just in the shadow might be a brownish-grey.”

Its appearance will also be affected by factors such as pollution and dust in the air.

“What creates that reddish light is all the light from all the sunsets and sunrises on earth, that’s the only light that reaches the Moon during a total eclipse,” says Smith.

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