Natures Beauty - Celestial Events
Obviously I am a nature lover by heart as you can tell from my nature series
Did you noticed that our moon or sun have changed their colors in the last few months? Have you seen anything special?
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." - Lao Tzu
Today I want to list a few special things that happened in the air a few weeks, months and years ago. The atmosphere above us has something very special and I am always fascinated of what is possible.
Have you seen the lunar eclipse on the 7th of August? I dont because the sky was covered with grey clouds like everyday at the moment. I couldnt see this piece of art but I would be happy if you got the chance to see it. We are able to see the moon because it is radiated by the sun. While rotating around the earth, the side of the moon, which is facing us, gets more and more light. The moon increases. At full moon, the side that is facing us appears in full light of the sun. Then it is moving into the shadow which repeats every month again. About two times a year the earth and the sun stand on the same line and the moon moves into the shadow of the earth. A lunar eclipse occurs.
Total Solar Eclipse
Today was the first time in 99 years that a solar eclipse passed from coast to coast across the United States. Millions of people got the chance to experience this unbelievable phenomena where the moon passes completely in front of the sun´s face. With all the technology we have these days, people were able to record and film this phenomena like never before! @sirwinchester wrote an interesting article about it! I hope some of you got the chance to see it!
The perseids is an annual astronomical power that happens during July and August. At this time you will see hundreds of shooting stars on the sky. The Perseids consist of the dissolution products of the comet 109P / Swift-Tuttle. The earth hits a dust lane in this period of the year which the comet has left behind in the space.
Super Red Moon
People already heard about the lunar eclipse but how is it possible that a moon discolored into red? Well, I explained the development of a lunar eclipse earlier and what happens on a red moon is easy to understand. In a total lunar eclipse, the earth shifts between the sun and the moon, you could possibly think that you´re not able to see the moon then because the sun doesn´t illuminate the moon anymore. Well, its just physics now. The sun light consist (like every white light) of three colors. Red, blue and green. Red is labeled as long -, green as middle- and blue as short-wavy.
The long-wave red rays of sunlight are refracted by the earth's atmosphere and are deflected into the shadow of the earth. Therefore the moon appears at such a phenomenon in red!
The supermoon occurs when the full moon is closest to the earth. The distance between moon and earth is normally 385.000km and while supermoon its much closer. The distance on this super moon is 356.509km. That´s the reason why it appears one seventh bigger and thirty percent lighter than usual.
Have you seen the sun eclipse today?
As you might know, I´m currently located in Germany and here is no sunshine at all! Most of the time its grey and rainy. If you catch a few sun rays during the day, you get disappointed because the sun will be covered by the clouds shortly. I would have loved to watch the sun eclipse but I´m sure I will get the chance in the future.
Thanks for reading