Lunar Eclipse 2022: Lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan is one of the most fascinating natural phenomena we can see. In 2022 there will be two spectacular total lunar eclipses where the moon will change color from white, yellow, rusty orange to reddish.
The first lunar eclipse will take place this weekend on May 15 and 16. The timing varies depending on the zone. According to the Indian time zone, the first lunar eclipse will occur on the morning of May 16 at 7:02 am IST. It will then end at 12:20 PM.
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The peak timing of the lunar eclipse in 2022 is 9:41 a.m. IST or 12:11 a.m. EDT on May 16.
The total phases of the second lunar eclipse will be seen on November 8 in parts of Asia, North America, Northern and Eastern Europe, Australia and most of South America.
The lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, moon, and Earth are all aligned. The Earth actually comes between the sun and the moon as it casts a shadow on the moon’s surface. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the innermost part of the Earth’s shadow.
During a total lunar eclipse, the Earth blocks all sunlight from reaching the moon. This gives the moon an enchanting copper or red color also known as the blood moon.
However, due to our geographic location, people in India would not be able to experience a lunar eclipse this year. But don’t worry, the lunar eclipse can still be viewed online.
NASA will be streaming the entire event live on YouTube and you can watch it absolutely free.
Astronomy broadcaster Slooh will also live stream the lunar eclipse on YouTube.
Another site, TimeandDate.com, will also live stream the lunar eclipse on YouTube, where you can watch it for free.
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