CELESTIAL BALLET – A total lunar eclipse, the last visible in the hexagon for several years, takes place the next night from 3.36 am. We encourage you to follow the event on our website.
The heavenly ballet that will unfold in the air tonight looks great. For 5 hours – from 3:36 to 8:48, the time of Paris – the moon will indeed disappear behind the sun and the earth. This eclipse will even be total between 5:41 and 6:43, that is, for 62 minutes. "If lunar eclipses occur every year, the total eclipses are much rarer," recalls LCI Pascal Descamps, astronomer at the Observatoire de Paris, at the Institute for Hemechanics and calculus ephemeris (IMCCE). .
Whether you are an astronomer in the night or early rises, you will have to be on deck in the middle of the night to observe the phenomenon, with our natural satellite turning red at times. The show will be visible everywhere in France. The inhabitants of the Antilles will in turn benefit from the best location (either from 22h36 at home, editorial note). "The moon is on the zenith, that is to say, just above their heads, so that they have the privilege of being able to attend the whole solar eclipse," explains Pascal Descamps.
We advise you to follow this solar eclipse, which is also a full moon, hence the name "super-moon of blood", live on our site.