May 26, 2021Is the largest full moon in a year, so-calledSuper moonAt the same time, all over JapanTotal lunar eclipseCan be observed“Supermoon total lunar eclipse”Attracted attention as. The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and others have released photos of this year’s total lunar eclipse.
■ Bronze supermoon total lunar eclipse taken at Ishigakijima Astronomical Observatory
This isIshigakijima Astronomical ObservatoryTaken inTotal lunar eclipseis.The total eclipse continued from 20:09 to 20:28, but the photo showsTaken at 20:18 when the maximum food was reachedit was done. The total lunar eclipse is a phenomenon in which the moon enters the true shadow of the earth, but the moon in the shadow does not become pitch black.Sunlight refracted in the earth’s atmosphereIlluminated by.As for the sunlight that has passed through the atmosphere, blue light is scattered and red light remains, so the moon in the photo isBronzeIs shining.
However, it depends on the sky whether the moon can be seen from the ground, and many people may say that the moon was hidden by clouds and could not see the lunar eclipse on that day.
This is the Mitaka Campus of the National Astronomical Observatory of JapanTaken at 21:29The moon over the clouds.Since the total eclipse ended at 20:28, part of the moon in the photo was hidden in the shadow.Partial lunar eclipseIt is the state of. The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan delivered a live broadcast of this lunar eclipse from the Mitaka campus, but the sky above Mitaka on that day was covered with clouds from beginning to end, and it was vaguely over the clouds that occasionally became thin after the end of the lunar eclipse. It is said that he was able to convey the state of the lunar eclipse.
On the other hand, this is HawaiiMauna Kea summitThe state of the total lunar eclipse captured in.National Astronomical Observatory of Japan“Subaru Telescope”In one frame of live distribution using the “Mauna Kea Starry Sky Camera” provided by the Asahi Shimbun, the Subaru Telescope is reflected as a dark shadow on the left side of the image.
The large white dot on the center is the moon during the total lunar eclipse, including the Milky Way due to the darkening of the moon.Stars in the skyIs visible.By the way, the orange linear light seen in the upper left is the WM Keck Observatory, which is also on the summit of Mauna Kea.“Keck Telescope”It is a laser beam for adaptive optics (AO) emitted to improve observation accuracy.
■ Supermoon and total lunar eclipse taken from space
Also, from Russia’s state-owned space company Roscosmos, a technology demonstration satellite「AIST-2D」ByTotal lunar eclipse and supermoon taken from spaceThe image of is published.
The image of the total lunar eclipse posted above was taken at 20:11 Japan time, and I do not see how it shines in bronze like the photo taken on Ishigaki Island, but it is faintly at the top of the image.Moon contourIs visible. The image below of the Supermoon was taken at 13:54 Japan time before the moon meal.
In addition, this yearNovember 19thPart of the moon enters the true shadow of the earthPartial lunar eclipseWill occur. It’s called a “part”, but in this lunar eclipse97.8% of the diameter of the moonAccording to the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, the shaded area may look bronze like a total lunar eclipse. I am looking forward to the lunar eclipse in November.
* The sorae editorial department also tried to observe. The result is …
Image Credit: National Astronomical Observatory
Source: National Astronomical Observatory of Japan / Roscosmos
Sentence / Takehiro Matsumura
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