'Blood Moon' eclipse to climax at 4: 47 a. m. on Monday

(AGI) Rome, Sept 27 - The countdown has begun for the totallunar eclipse expected on Monday night. Unlike last April, thistime the spectacle will also be observable from Italy and theeclipse of our satellite, seeing that it is now positioned veryclose to Earth, will appear clearer and closer than ever. Thephenomenon will begin shortly after midnight and will reach itsclimax at exactly 4:47 a.m. on Monday morning. Then the Moonwill slowly regain its visibility until it becomes fullyvisible at 7:24 a.m, when the eclipse will be concluded. Duringthe eclipse, the Moon

(AGI) Rome, Sept 27 - The countdown has begun for the totallunar eclipse expected on Monday night. Unlike last April, thistime the spectacle will also be observable from Italy and theeclipse of our satellite, seeing that it is now positioned veryclose to Earth, will appear clearer and closer than ever. Thephenomenon will begin shortly after midnight and will reach itsclimax at exactly 4:47 a.m. on Monday morning. Then the Moonwill slowly regain its visibility until it becomes fullyvisible at 7:24 a.m, when the eclipse will be concluded. Duringthe eclipse, the Moon will gradually lose its luminosity andturn a reddish brown hue. Even if the sun rays will not hit theMoon directly, it will continue to be visible because part ofthe sunlight will be deviated by the refraction of the Earth'satmosphere from the lunar surface. In order to observe theeclipse it will not be necessary to use special instrumentseven if binoculars, and even better a telescope, will enhancethe phenomenon overshadowing the Moon. The last time a totallunar eclipse was seen in Italy was on June 15, 2011, at 9:30p.m. Tonight's eclipse will be the last of the tetrad thatbegan on April 15, 2004. The other eclipses occurred on Oct. 8,2004 and on April 4, 2015. . .