Lunar eclipse: how to see it from Chile

This Tuesday, November 8 is the date for the last lunar eclipse of 2022 and the second of the year, after the previous one that the observers were able to enjoy in May.

Without going any further, the event of the astronomy that remains to be seen in the next few hours will be the last for a few years.

The astronomer of the Chilean Astronomy Foundation, Juan Carlos Beaminexplains to La Tercera that “lunar eclipses occur when the Sun, Moon and Earth are in the same plane and the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon”.

“This does not happen every time because the Moon orbits the Earth with an inclination of 5° with respect to the orbit of the Earth to the Sun, so these alignments can occur twice a year,” he adds.

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This lunar eclipse cannot be seen from all points on the planet, although it will be visible on this side of the world.

According to the site of the POTthe event can be witnessed from Asia, Australia, the Pacific and North America.

However, the astronomer clarifies that it will be difficult to observe the phenomenon from Chilewhere it will only be partially appreciated.

“In the entire national territory practically nothing is going to be seen. It will be possible to see a part of the eclipse, but not total, in the early morning, before the Sun rises, looking towards the coast”, explains Juan Carlos Beamin.

“Probably, those who can best see it are the people who are on the coast or in a very high place, with a clear horizon”, points out the also author of the book illustrated astronomy.

Meanwhile, according to the specialist, the lunar eclipse can be seen from Easter Island, Salas y Gómez Island and the Juan Fernández Archipelago.

The astronomer reports that eye protection is not required for a lunar eclipse, so it can be observed normally.

While, suggests the use of binoculars and telescopes for those who have these instruments, with which you can appreciate a better image.

The November 2022 event is the last of the year and for quite some time.

As reported by NASA, the next lunar eclipse of this type will take place in the year 2025.