At 8:24 pm a partial lunar eclipse will appear in Israel, but you will not notice it with the naked eye. • The joyous gospel: partial solar eclipse - at the end of the month
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Tomorrow at 20:45 (Friday) a partial lunar eclipse will be seen in the sky of Israel as the moon, receiving its light from the sun, enters the shadow cast by the earth. The eclipse will last for 3 hours, 18 minutes and 12 seconds. The peak eclipse will be at 22:24. Unfortunately, at least this time it is an astronomical event that does not affect the Earth and the viewers with the naked eye.
"Despite the Earth's passage, the moon will not even be hidden, and anyone who looks at the moon with the naked eye will not feel the moon's light at all," says Dr. Yigal Fattal of the Givatayim Observatory and the Israeli Astronomy Association chairman.
In the meantime, if 2020 has not surprised you enough by now, Dr. Fattal points out that this year there is a rare accumulation of 4 such lunar eclipses. July 5, and another flaw will be on November 30. "
Another surprise is expected on June 21, when a full solar eclipse centered in Africa and Israel will be partially seen. "At the end of the year on December 14 there will be another full solar eclipse but we will not see it from Israel at all," Dr. Fattal notes.
"It's important to remember that in a partial or full lunar eclipse, the Earth's shadow hides the moon and then you see the eclipse. Partial shadows don't see the eclipse because the distance the Earth travels between the sun and the moon is such that the moon still gets enough light and doesn't really feel that the sun's light is weakening. That's why we also usually don't report these deficiencies, even though 4 partial shadow deficiencies are relatively rare, "he concludes.