People across Vietnam will be able to witness an intriguing astronomical event as a penumbral lunar eclipse will be visible from start to finish across the entire country on Friday night. This is a rare opportunity to observe a celestial phenomenon that will not be seen again in the country for some time.
Skygazers in some of the world’s most populated areas, such as Eastern and Central Africa, Oceania, and Asia, will have the opportunity to witness a penumbral lunar eclipse, according to Time and Date, a global website for time and time zones.
In Ho Chi Minh City, a penumbral lunar eclipse will take place on Friday, beginning at 22:14 and reaching its maximum at 0:22 the following day. This celestial event is sure to be an awe-inspiring sight, offering an opportunity to witness the beauty of the night sky. Don’t miss it!
The event will conclude at 2:31 PM on Saturday.
During this type of eclipse, only a portion of the moon passes through the darkest portion of the earth’s shadow, called the umbra.
A penumbral eclipse takes place when the Moon moves into the lighter outer region of the Earth’s shadow, known as the penumbra, according to space.com. During this type of eclipse, only a portion of the Moon passes through the darkest portion of the Earth’s shadow, known as the umbra. This results in a subtle darkening of the Moon’s surface, which is visible to the naked eye. However, the effect is often much less dramatic than that of a total or partial eclipse.
This is an area in which the Earth will partially cover the Sun’s disk, but not completely. When the Moon is within the penumbra, it receives less light from the Sun and is thus dimmed.
During a penumbral lunar eclipse, sky spectators will have the opportunity to witness a stunning sight: the moon slowly darkening, yet never completely disappearing from the sky. As the moon passes through the Earth’s outer shadow, or penumbra, it will appear to dim, giving the sky a remarkable, ethereal glow.
The penumbral lunar eclipse is a beautiful sight to behold. This rare celestial event occurs when the moon passes through the outer part of the Earth’s shadow. This type of eclipse is usually less dramatic than a total eclipse, but is still a stunning phenomenon to witness. In the image, the moon is seen during a penumbral lunar eclipse. The shadowed part of the moon glows a reddish-orange hue, creating a breathtaking scene in the night sky.
Penumbral lunar eclipses are relatively rare, with an average of 2-3 occurring each year. During this type of eclipse, the moon is partially engulfed in the Earth’s shadow, causing only part of it to appear dimmer than usual. The shadowed part of the moon usually takes on a reddish-orange hue, making it a spectacular sight for sky watchers.
The most recent penumbral lunar eclipse occurred on May 26, 2021, and was visible in parts of the United States, Europe, and Africa. It was the first of two penumbral eclipses that will occur in 2021. The next one is set to take place on November 19, 2021.
Penumbral lunar eclipses can be enjoyed from anywhere as long as the sky is clear. So, if you’re looking for something special to witness, make sure to mark your calendar for the next penumbral lunar eclipse!
|The moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse (R). Photo: Space.com