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Phenomenon over Germany: blood moon can also be seen in Bavaria

2022-05-16T06:43:50.997Z

Phenomenon over Germany: blood moon can also be seen in Bavaria Created: 05/16/2022Updated: 05/16/2022 08:35 By: Katarina Amtmann A total lunar eclipse was visible on May 16 - also in Bamberg. © NEWS5 / Merzbach There was a total lunar eclipse on Monday. Because the moon can appear red, it is often referred to as a "blood moon". He was also visible in Bavaria. Bamberg – You needed a clear vie



Phenomenon over Germany: blood moon can also be seen in Bavaria

Created: 05/16/2022Updated: 05/16/2022 08:35

By: Katarina Amtmann

A total lunar eclipse was visible on May 16 - also in Bamberg.

© NEWS5 / Merzbach

There was a total lunar eclipse on Monday.

Because the moon can appear red, it is often referred to as a "blood moon".

He was also visible in Bavaria.

Bamberg – You needed a clear view, luck with the weather and, above all, you had to get out of bed early: On this Monday morning (May 16) there was a total lunar eclipse, parts of which could also be followed in Bavaria.

Lunar Eclipse 2022 on May 16th – Blood Moon over Bavaria

In some places, according to the Association of Star Friends in Germany, Earth's satellite will already disappear behind the horizon in the south-west before it is completely immersed in the Earth's shadow.

Observers could sometimes only track a partial lunar eclipse, it was said on Sunday.

Lunar eclipse on May 16th

During the total as well as the partial lunar eclipse, the moon covered by the earth's shadow shines in reddish, sometimes only in pale colors.

For onlookers in Germany, the moon enters the umbra of the earth shortly before 4:30 a.m.

The totality begins at 5:29 a.m., exactly when the Trabant is setting as seen from the center of Germany.

The middle of the eclipse will be reached at 6.12 a.m., the total phase will end shortly before 7 a.m., the star friends announced.

Lunar eclipse – when the earth overshadows the moon

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Lunar eclipse on May 16, 2022 - blood moon can also be seen in Bavaria

The lunar eclipse was also visible in parts of Bavaria – including Bamberg in Upper Franconia.

However, the moon is not completely in the dark during the lunar eclipse: the sun's rays, which are reflected by other celestial bodies, including the earth, still reach it.

The red elements of the light are refracted the slowest: A stripe around the moon then appears red, sometimes the whole moon looks like a red disc - popularly known as the "blood moon".

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Source: merkur

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