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What does observing a lunar eclipse look like on the International Space Station? See photos – multimedia

At the dawn of May 16th The first lunar eclipse of the year. This phenomenon was captured by both amateur and professional photographers in the areas where it was possible to watch, But what does it look like from space??

In a new set of photos Posted on TwitterAstronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency (ESA), Explains what it looks like to see a lunar eclipse in all its splendor from the International Space Station (ISS is an acronym in English).

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In the photos taken by the Italian astronaut who It arrived just over two weeks ago on the International Space Station In the Crew-4 mission, it is also possible Watch the moon “play hide and seek” using the station’s solar panels.

It is reported that in Portugal, the phenomenon reached its climax at about 4:11 am on May 16, when the moon was completely inside the cone of the Earth’s shadow. The total eclipse ended at 4:54 a.m. and the moon left the shadow area at 5:55 a.m., but the semi-shadow cast for another hour.

At 7:52 a.m., the moon had completely gone out of its semi-shadow, and returned to its usual color, even though it was already well below the horizon.

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Remember that At the end of April, there was also the first solar eclipse of the yearwhose Visibility is limited to certain areas of the southern hemisphereit can be monitored, for example, in countries such as Argentina or Chile.

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According to the Lisbon Astronomical Observatory (OAL), The next total lunar eclipse will occur on November 8, 2022. but until then, There is so much to notice in the night skyincluding the month of May.

This month, All planets that can be seen with the naked eye can be seen at night. Also, if you have a telescope nearby, you can take the opportunity to find Uranus in Aries and Neptune in Pisces, where they will stay for the rest of the year.

According to the OAL, Venus will be visible, in the southeast direction, at dawn in the constellation Pisces, and then transition to the constellation Carneiro, where its size ranges from -3.8 to -4.0. In the constellation Aquarius appears Mars, which will then move to the constellation Pisces, visible from the southeast direction and ranging in size from 0.7 to 0.9 at the beginning of the month.

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At dawn, in the southeast direction, it will be possible to observe Jupiter, in the constellation Pisces, and Saturn, in the constellation Capricorn. The size of Jupiter over the course of the month ranges from -2.2 to -2.1 and the size of Saturn from 0.8 to 0.9. Note that on May 22, Saturn will be 4°N from the Moon at 05:00.