Eclipse of the Moon: The planet Ibirapuera has a special and free program on Sunday – Ciência

We will see The moon reflected in the lake is not uncommon. His estimates on the water, on the other hand, are not uncommon. Anyone visiting Ibirapuera Park on Sunday night, the 15th, will have this opportunity. Special schedule due to lunar eclipse weekends on Aristotle Orsini Planet – better known as Planet Ibirapuera -, south of the capital, begins at 7 a.m. and continues until 3 a.m. on Monday, the 16th. of telescopes and yoga classes.

Between Sunday night and Monday morning, the Moon enters the shadow of the Earth and forms a full eclipse of the moon – for the first time since May 2021. The peak will be around 1:11 in the morning, when the natural satellite becomes red, a phenomenon known as “Blood Moon. ” “.

“This redness is the perfect effect of the sunset. We see sunlight touching the Earth and the atmosphere will spread the redness”, explains astronaut João Fonseca, director of the planet.

A full eclipse next month will only take place in November, according to NASA, the US space agency. However, Fonseca hints that it will be short and cannot be seen from Brazil.

Estimates of the eclipse at the source of Lake Ibirapuera begin at 10 p.m. You will be able to see the live stream. Two telescopes will be provided so that people can observe the Moon more closely, with the help of an optical device. Also around the lake, there will be two yoga classes, at 00:20 and 1:20. All these attractions are free.

Earlier, on a planetary dome, two exhibits will help visitors better understand and observe solar eclipses. Inside the structure, the slow play of the optical projector provides immersion for a few seconds, while the eye becomes accustomed to the dark. Estimates of bright dots indicate a true starry sky. It is almost impossible to remember that you are inside a locked building.

The longest show will be “There is a shadow on the moon”, in which, for 40 minutes, the astronaut will explain more about the eclipse and their cultural significance in human history. There will be two free 40-minute sessions, at 7pm and 9pm. Tickets are free for appointments from the site.

“The Lunar Eclipse Sky” will last only 15 minutes. The idea is to guide the observance of alien eclipses, provided, for example, the stars will appear. Sessions will be held in 30 minute sessions (10:00 pm, 10:30 pm, 11:30 pm, 11:30 pm, 12:00 am, 1:30 am, 2:00 am, 2:30 am and 3: 00 in the morning). Tickets cost R $ 20 (full price) and R $ 10 (half price), and can be purchased on the website or at the Planet box office.

This is the first time for the planet to present these brief sessions. “We will try this kind of quick session,” says Fonseca. “We want to see the reception of power sessions.”

Fonseca, however, points out that the night star will be the Moon itself. “You won’t need an estimate.” It is therefore advisable to take a rug or mat to observe the eclipse in the middle of the quiet of Ibirapuera National Park.

“Astronomical events serve to correctly connect us to nature”, says Fonseca. “It’s a way for us to look at the sky again, stop looking at our small black screen below and reconnect the black screen above.”

Astronomer Mirian Castejon Molina, from the planetary field, suggests that space observations were important at one time and helped to promote humanity. “In the past, people looked at the sky, they tried to discover, understand certain systems, for survival.”

If you are not in São Paulo or you cannot go to Ibirapuera, you can watch the eclipse under cover. The National Observatory (ON / MCTI) will do announce it on Youtube, starting at 11:15 p.m. NASA will also do flow as usual.

lunar eclipse

A lunar eclipse occurs only during the full moon phase, when this natural and solar satellite is located in different parts of the Earth, so it is very visible to the naked eye. Unlike solar eclipses, which require special eyewear to prevent injuries and can be seen in just a few minutes, a full lunar eclipse can last more than an hour and does not require eye protection.

A solar eclipse is an ephemeris that has always fascinated humans. In the past, people were afraid. The Incas thought that when they had a solar eclipse, the jaguar was attacking the Moon. The moon turned red representing blood.

Scientifically, they are also very important. Even in ancient Greece, Aristotle discovered that the shadows placed on the Moon during the eclipse were round. This was a sign that the Earth would become a spheroid.


The history of astronomer Fonseca, 38, is marked by planets. “I became a scientist because of this planet.” The memory of what he thinks was his first visit, around the age of 5, is still vivid. “I was scared of the sky. I thought I would fall.”

Today, in the direction of the planet, it is full of age and the desire to bring more people into space. He is considering bringing yoga classes and rap battles to the starry sky from the summit, for example. “Planetary planets should overflow.”

Aristotle Orsini was the first in Brazil, launched in January 1957. Despite reopening in September – closed for more than the first two years of the catastrophe -, the site is open to the public on Fridays (and sessions at 1 p.m.) . pm, 3pm, 5pm and 7pm), Saturday (1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 7pm) and Sunday (11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm).

Four exhibits are presented: “From Earth to World” (space travel and time), “Planetas do Universo” (talk about the importance of studying the possibility of life outside the Earth), “Olhar o Céu de São Paulo other vez” (show atmosphere of São Paulo in 1957, which no longer appears in the same way) and “O Projeto Científico” (for children).

hour to hour eclipse

  • 5/15, 10:32 p.m.: begins with penumbral eclipse, the appearance of trouble. The moon enters the Earth’s penumbra (the outer part of the shadow).
  • 5/15, 11:27 p.m.: begins to partially eclipse. The moon begins to enter the umbrella (inner shadow) of the Earth. With the naked eye, the shadow leaves a “bite” on the natural satellite as it enters the umbrella.
  • 5/16, at 00:29: a full eclipse begins. The moon turns red.
  • 5/16, 1:53 p.m.: perfection at last.
  • 5/16, 2:55 p.m.: end of partial eclipse.
  • 5/16, at 03:50: end of penumbral eclipse.


Ibirapuera Planet Special Program

Address: Av. Pedro Álvares Cabral, s / n – Vila Mariana, São Paulo / SP – Near Gate 10.

Time: Sunday, May 15, from 7 pm to Monday, May 16, to 3 p.m.

“There is a shadow on the moon”, at 19:00 and 21:00. free

“The Lunar Eclipse Sky”, at 22:00, 22:30, 23:00, 23:30, 00:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00. They cost R $ 20 (full price) and R $ 10 (half price).

Microscopic examination: from 10pm on the 15th to 3am on the 16th of May. free

Estimates of the eclipse at the source of Lake Ibirapuera: from 10pm onwards. free

Yoga Classes: 00:20 and 1:20 p.m.

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