The lunar eclipse that occurred last night had visibility in eight provinces: La Rioja, Catamarca, Tucumán, Jujuy, Salta, Tierra del Fuego, the west of Santiago del Estero and the east of San Juan. This phenomenon was the last until March 2025 and, where it was not cloudy, it could be seen without the need to use glasses or special elements.
The Earth, the Moon and the Sun are aligned in such a way that the planet will block the solar rays that reach the satellite. It started at 22:32 last night and lasted 5 hours and 18 minutes. The maximum point, when it turned red, was at 00:29 on Monday. At 22:32 the first phase of the astronomical phenomenon began, when the Moon entered the shadow of the Earth.
Just minutes later, the partial eclipse began where our natural satellite began to darken more and more as it did not receive direct sunlight, which caused it to begin to turn reddish.
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That was the most anticipated moment of the night, since the Moon took on a hue from orange to reddish. This is because the Earth’s atmosphere begins to deflect the blue rays, allowing you to see the rays in red tones.
The reddish color that the Moon adopts is explained by the fact that the Earth’s atmosphere deflects the red rays of sunlight towards the interior of the shadow cone, and the Moon can reflect them. From 0.29 the eclipse was total and dyed the Moon red.
The next lunar eclipse will take place on November 8 and can be seen in Europe and Africa. In South America it will only be seen partially.