First Lunar Eclipse 2022: Will your city witness the Blood Moon? Check what NASA revealed
The first lunar Eclipse of 2022 will be a spectacular view for skywatchers. Know, if your city will get to witness this super Blood Moon.
First Lunar Eclipse of 2022: A few weeks back, we saw the first partial solar eclipse of the year, and now skywatchers have another chance to have a mesmerizing view of the first lunar eclipse of this year. The world is going to witness the year's first total lunar eclipse on May 15, that is today. World is going to witness the ‘Supermoon', that means the moon is set to look bigger than its usual size. Also, it will take on a reddish colour, that's the reason it is known as ‘Blood moon'.
A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the shadow of the Earth. Only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are in a straight line with the Earth between the other two can this happen. A lunar eclipse occurs when it casts a shadow on the lunar surface. A lunar eclipse happens only under a full moon and can last up to six hours, according to the European Space Agency (ESA). During an eclipse, two shadows are cast. The first is known as the umbra (the total shadow, which falls on a narrow strip of land). It's the dark centre of the eclipse shadow. Here's when, where and how to watch the first Lunar Eclipse of 2022. Also Read: Check Blood Moon date and where in the world it will be visible
Lunar Eclipse 2022: When and where to watch
The first Lunar Eclipse of 2022 is all set to occur on May 16 and May 16. The Lunar Eclipse process will start at 10.27PM (Eastern Standard Time) on May 15, which is around 7:02 am on May 16 according to Indian time. However, the lunar eclipse will not make its appearance in India. NASA mentioned that the eastern half of the United States and all of South America will be lucky enough to witness every stage of the lunar eclipse. Also Read: Check out the Blood red Moon this weekend; NASA says 'eclipse of the Americas'
Basically, the total lunar eclipse will be visible in the Southern hemisphere. So, several cities such as Rome, Brussels, London, Paris, Havana, Johannesburg, Lagos, Madrid, Madrid, Santiago, Washington DC, New York, Guatemala City, Rio de Janeiro, and Chicago among others will witness the lunar eclipse. While, Ankara, Cairo, Honolulu, Budapest, and Athens will see the partial lunar eclipse.
How can Indians witness the Lunar Eclipse
As the Lunar Eclipse will not be visible in India, people who are interested will have to rely on the online live-streaming event of lunar eclipse on NASA. From 8:33am IST on May 16, the space agency will livestream the lunar eclipse on its website NASA.gov/live and its YouTube Channel.
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