A partial lunar eclipse will be visible across the country on Saturday evening, weather permitting.
It is a partial lunar eclipse, as a small part will fall at the bottom of the lunar disk in the shadow from the Earth. This is the only lunar eclipse we will be able to see in Norway this year.
The eclipse can be seen across Europe and Africa, as well as large parts of Asia and some of Oceania. The deciding factor will be the weather, astronomer Jan Erik Ovaldsen tells NTB.
The eclipse will begin at 9:30 p.m., and is expected to be greatest at 10:14 p.m. on Saturday, he wrote. Celestial calendar.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned in space, and the Moon is partially or completely in the Earth’s shadow.
– Now on Saturday, the three celestial bodies are not completely aligned, so the moon “sets” a little in the Earth’s shadow. Since only a small portion of the moon enters the shadow, we simply call it a partial lunar eclipse, Ovaldsen says.
The next time you can see a solar eclipse from Norway will be on April 8, 2024. Then it will be possible to see a partial solar eclipse on Svalbard.
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