NASA Astronomical Events: a lunar eclipse, a comet and the Snow Moon Friday, February 10, 2017.
A triplet of events composed of an eclipse of the moon, the passage of a comet and what is known as Snow Moon and that can be seen with the naked eye and binoculars according to our location. The visualization of the same ones will depend as much of this as of the atmospheric conditions, reason why being able to see the three or at least some of the phenomena can not always be possible. We will also have to wait for it to be at night, rather at night, and ideally we should move away from the urban centers by the light pollution. The lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth interposes between the Moon and the Sun and with its passage creates a shadow that is biting the full Moon, sometimes even hiding it of the total eclipse total. According to calculations by NASA, the eclipse can be seen in America, Asia, Africa and Europe, indicating on a map the areas where it can be seen white and where not shaded. It is a penumbral lunar eclipse, its different phases and the international UT viewing time, being from 22:34:16 to 2:53:26.
The Vercalendario website facilitates the schedules of several countries. For Spain they show a table with the different hours
according to region, being the phase of maximum eclipse approximately to the 1:44, and also we can see schedules for the regions of Mexico maximum hour around 18:44, Colombia maximum hour towards the 19:44, Argentina maximum point at 21:44 and Venezuela maximum time approximately 20:44 among others. The last time the comet 45P / Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova the New Year's comet for friends was let see was in January, once exceeded its perihelion the last day of the year. Subsequently ceased to be observable due to its angular proximity to the Sun, as detailed in Comm. This February has returned to let you see although with a little activity less brightness and with the tail almost disappeared, hence a more weakened display. Being its closest approach to Earth in the coming days, February 11 is the day that is expected to be brighter, being observed with binoculars touring the constellations of Hercules, Corona Borealis, Pastor, Canes Venatici and Ursa Major. After this date is expected to lose brightness quickly and that at the end of the month the binoculars are not enough to see it. It is known as Snow Moon to the first full moon of February, although this time will have a less time of fullness when it coincides with the eclipse.
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