A total lunar eclipse will be visible on the night of May 15 across large parts of the world, including Wisconsin.Lunar eclipses happen when the Earth passes between the sun and the moon. Once the moon passes into the darkest shadow of the Earth, called the umbra, most sunlight is cut off from the moon’s surface.The deepest part of the eclipse will begin around 11:11 p.m. Sunday and end around midnight, according to Brian Welsch, an associate professor of physics at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.Total lunar eclipses happen fairly often, Welsch said. “The Earth is so big, and the moon is so small, that they’re way more common than solar eclipses.” But a total lunar eclipse — and the phrase “super flower blood moon” — still means the sky is putting on a show.
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9 Jan, 2020