The first total Lunar Eclipse or Chandra Grahan of 2022 will occur on May 15-16, depending on the time zone you are staying in. A Lunar Eclipses takes place when the Moon passes through the innermost part of Earth’s shadow — the umbra. Lunar Eclipse always occus on Full Moon day (Purnima). The May 15-16’s full Moon has been called supermoon scientist Fred Espenak, where the full moon is reportedly at perigee (its closest to Earth of the month), making it a Super Blood Moon eclipse.
What is the time of Lunar Eclipse
According to timeanddate.com, the eclipse will start at 7:02 am IST and end at 12:20 pm IST on Monday May 16. The totality of the lunar eclipse will reportedly last for 1 hour and 25 minutes from 8:59 am to 10:23 am (3:29 am to 4:53 am, UTC). This totality means when the Moon is completely covered. The total time of the Lunar Eclipse is around 5 hours.
Will the Lunar Eclipse be visible in India
No, the total Lunar Eclipse is not visible in New Delhi.
Where all will the Lunar Eclipse be visible
As per timeanddate.com, the total phase of this Blood Moon total lunar eclipse will be visible from across North and South America, plus parts of Europe and Africa.
How to watch the Blood Moon from India
Those interested can see the Lunar Eclipse online. There will be several weather channels that will livestream the phenomenon on their YouTube channels. This includes timeanddate.com. NASA too will live-stream the event on its social media platform.
Is this the first Eclipse of the year 2022
No, a Solar Eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a Lunar Eclipse. Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season. The first eclipse of the year was on April 30 2022, it was a partial Solar Eclipse.
Will there be another eclipse this year that will be visible in India
According to timeanddate.com, there will be a partial Solar Eclipse on October 25 and partial Lunar Eclipse on November 8 that will be visible in India this year.