Total lunar eclipse 2022 today: Know when, where and how to watch moon turning red LIVE
The first total lunar eclipse (Chandra Grahan) of 2022 will take place today. Know when, where and how you can watch the moon turn red live online.
The most awaited, first total lunar eclipse (Chandra Grahan) of the year is here. The total lunar eclipse of 2022 will take place on the night of May 15 to early morning of May 16. It will be the first total lunar eclipse since May of 2021, according to NASA. The red moon or blood moon will be visible for about 1 and a half hours, one of the longest totalities of the decade. “This is really an eclipse for the Americas,” said NASA's Noah Petro, a planetary geologist who specializes in the moon, AP reported. However, the eclipse will not be seen everywhere, but can be watched live online. Here is all you need to know about the total lunar eclipse of 2022- watch Blood Moon live online..
What is a lunar eclipse?
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and Moon align so that the Moon passes into Earth's shadow. In a total lunar eclipse, the entire Moon falls within the darkest part of Earth's shadow, called the umbra. When the Moon is within the umbra, it will turn a reddish hue. A lunar eclipse is sometimes called “Blood Moon” because of this phenomenon. Also Read: Total lunar eclipse 2022: Why Moon turns red during Chandra Grahan, NASA Explains
Total lunar eclipse 2022: When and where it will be seen
The first total lunar eclipse of 2022 when the moon will turn blood red will be visible in the eastern half of the United States and all of South America. They will be able to see every stage of the lunar eclipse. While totality will be visible in much of Africa, western Europe, Central and South America, and most of North America. It can be known that the lunar eclipse will begin at 10:28 PM EDT on May 15 (7:58 AM on May 16) and the total lunar eclipse will be visible at 12:11 AM ETD (9:41 AM IST). The Chandra Grahan will end at 1:55 AM EDT (11:25 AM IST).
How to watch total lunar eclipse 2022 LIVE online
NASA will feature livestreams of the eclipse from locations across the United States.
It will also host an episode of NASA Science Live, from 11 p.m. – 12 a.m. ET.
You can watch the eclipse on NASA's official page on Facebook, YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGIaEIICIcs), NASA Television, NASA.gov/live.