He said that the phase of the full moon is underway and that this phenomenon can be seen in the sky every 29.5 days, so it can happen that this phenomenon occurs twice in one month.
Djosovic told RTS that the Moon’s orbit is not circular, but its distance from the Earth varies, so on July 13 this year, two celestial bodies will be the closest this year, and then the Moon will also be full.
“His disk will be the biggest in the night sky this year, and that phenomenon is called Supermoon. What is more important to us astronomers will happen on May 13, and that is the lunar eclipse that will be seen from the entire hemisphere of the Earth.“, pointed out Djosovic.
He noted that there is a widespread opinion that lunar eclipses are frequent and added that solar eclipses are actually more frequent.
He explained that this is what it looks like, because solar eclipses are not seen from such a large surface of the Earth as lunar eclipses.
“Thus, in Serbia, only in Subotica could a total solar eclipse be seen in 1999, and after that for a long time it is not possible to see the totality of that phenomenon, but only partial eclipses“, said Djosovic.