– Did you miss the lunar eclipse? We tell you everything
The Moon cloaked in red overnight from Sunday to Monday. A rare phenomenon, deciphered by the presidents of the astronomical societies of Geneva and Vaud.
Posted: 16.05.2022, 1:50 p.m.
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A rare sight took place on the night of Sunday to Monday: the Moon turned red. A total lunar eclipse was visible from the Swiss sky. This phenomenon occurs about twice a year. This is when the Earth passes between the Moon and the Sun, creating perfect alignment.
In two times
All three are aligned in a straight line. The Moon is at the end: the Earth will project a cone of shadow at the rear and will generate the principle of the eclipse: “This phenomenon is divided into several phases. It begins with the entry of the Moon into the penumbra of the Earth. The Moon then sees a partially eclipsed Sun. Then continues its course by entering the cone of shadow of the Earth: it is the beginning of the total eclipse. From the Moon, we no longer see the Sun”, explains Eric Achkar, president of the astronomical society of Geneva.