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Earthshine Moon 2022: Know when and how to watch this spectacular event


Earthshine Moon 2022: Don’t miss this beautiful event when the Moon glows due to the shine of the Earth. Find out when and how to watch it.

Earthshine Moon 2022: We’ve seen a few stunning cosmic events this year. From solar eclipses, Blood Moons, Tau Herculids meteor showers to five-planet alignments, this year is a great experience for astronomy enthusiasts. But we are far from done. Another spectacular event, Earthshine Moon, awaits you this weekend. You will witness this mesmerizing sight as the Earth makes the Moon glow. Make sure you don’t miss this event. Read on to know when and how to watch it.

What is Earthshine Moon?

Although this cosmic event is not extremely rare, it still only happens 2-3 times per year. Last time, it happened at the end of March when it was supposed to be the brightest. However, the Earthshine Moon in midsummer is also set to be just as bright, according to a report by Space.com. For those who don’t know, Earthshine Moon is a phenomenon of a New Moon. The New Moon phase is when it is invisible to the naked eye because the Moon and Sun are aligned, with the Sun and Earth on opposite sides of the Moon.

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But as the Moon’s small crescent appears over the next few days, sunlight will be reflected off the Earth and hit by the Moon causing it to glow or fade. During this particular period, you can see the slightly curved Moon being illuminated by the Sun and the rest of the Moon’s disk illuminated by the Earth.

When to watch Earthshine Moon

Moon Earthshine will be visible for the next few days from June 30 to July 5, 2022 but it will be the brightest to see over the weekend. To see it, you need to look up at the western sky, either just after sunset or just before sunrise. Look for a very thin Crescent Moon. You will see the rest of the moon’s disk in a gray light. However, you may have to move to an area with less light pollution to be able to see it. It is visible to the naked eye, but an amateur telescope will give you a very clear view of the Moon.





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