A lunar eclipse appeared over Poland. Although in most regions the weather did not facilitate observations, in the south of the country our natural satellite was quite visible. We received photos of the phenomenon on Kontakt 24.
On the night of October 28-29, the sky over Poland was illuminated by the Bloody Full Moon, also known as the Hunters’ Full Moon. This year it coincided with another phenomenon – a partial eclipse of our natural satellite.
The eclipse began on Saturday at 8:02 p.m. in the form of a penumbral eclipse. At. At 9:35 p.m. the Moon’s disk began to enter the Earth’s shadow, and the maximum of this phase occurred at 22.15. The whole show ended around 00.26.
Lunar eclipse in the lenses of Reporters 24
The weather made it difficult to observe the phenomenon – at night the sky was cloudy in almost all regions. Only in southern Poland, in Silesia, Lesser Poland and Podkarpacie, the clouds uncovered the sky for a moment, which allowed Reporters 24 to take many beautiful shots of the lunar eclipse and the full moon.
The eclipse was also visible in other parts of the world. On Kontakt 24 we received a photo from the Canary Islands.
The phenomenon could also be observed over Sanaa, the capital of Yemen.
Eclipses come in pairs
On October 14, an annular solar eclipse could be observed in North and South America. Now astronomy enthusiasts are waiting for a lunar eclipse.
– Eclipses like to come in pairs. This is confirmed this time too – said before the eclipse, astronomer Jerzy Rafalski from the Center for the Popularization of Space Planetarium in Toruń.
– This (eclipses coming in pairs – editor’s note) results from the fact that the Moon needs about a month to completely circle the Earth. When we had a solar eclipse, the Moon was between the Earth and the Sun. After almost two weeks, it will cover half of the orbit and will be on the opposite side of the Earth, and the Earth, illuminated by the Sun, will cast a shadow on its natural satellite – said the expert.
Main photo source: Contact 24 / Tomasz Pestka 112Tychy