A total lunar eclipse – sometimes called a #BloodMoon – is set to peak Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 5:17am ET (1017 UTC). It's the last one until 2025.— NASA (@NASA) November 7, 2022
Find out if you’re in an eclipse viewing area or watch it live with @NASAMoon experts: https://t.co/wm937tJHVe pic.twitter.com/CIOwcjyb6p
Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned and the moon moves into the Earth’s shadow. A last total Lunar eclipse of 2022 will be observed today and it will be visible in North America, the Pacific region, Australia, and Eastern Asia.
Interestingly, in India, the Chandra Grahan will be visible in cities like Delhi, Ranchi, Noida, Gurugram, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Patna, Vapi, Vijapur, Mumbai, Bhopal, Raipur, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Pune, etc.
However, the totality period of the eclipse will be visible in Itanagar, Guwahati, Siliguri, Kolkata, and Bhubaneshwar, cities like Delhi, Srinagar, Chennai, Gandhinagar, and Mumbai will only be able to see the partial eclipse, reports Business Today.
During the Chandra Grahan 2022 people will be able to witness a Blood Moon during this eclipse as the Moon falls within the darkest parts of the Earth’s shadow, the Umbra, during this time.
In India, the Chandra Grahan will begin at 5.32 pm and end at 6.18 pm, since most parts of the country will only witness a partial lunar eclipse.
WHERE TO WATCH
The total lunar eclipse can be observed via live telecast. You can also check the tweet below to get details about Chandra Grahan 2022 live streaming online.
WHY DOES MOON TURN RED DURING A LUNAR ECLIPSE
According to NASA, the same phenomenon which makes our sky blue and our sunsets red causes the Moon to turn red during a lunar eclipse. The phenomenon is called Rayleigh scattering.
During this phenomenon, light travels in waves, and different colors of light have different physical properties.
Meanwhile, blue light has a shorter wavelength and it is scattered more easily by particles in Earth’s atmosphere than red light, which has a longer wavelength, red light travels more directly through the atmosphere, as reported by Business Today.
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