Blood Moon Today: Will the first lunar eclipse of the year be seen from India? Details

The first of the two lunar eclipses this year will be on Sunday and Monday.

A full lunar eclipse – when the full moon casts its shadow over Earth – will be visible from America, Europe, Africa and parts of the eastern Pacific Ocean. New Zealand, the Middle East and Eastern Europe will witness a penumbral eclipse, which occurs when the moon is in a light penumbral shadow.

The crescent moon

A lunar eclipse will occur on a full moon day. When the shadow of the earth falls on the moon, it looks red. Sunlight will be reflected on the surface of the moon after it is filtered through the Earth’s atmosphere, and the moon will reflect all other colors, holding only red because of its wavelength. It makes the moon look red, which gives rise to the word ‘Blood Moon’.

Date of lunar eclipse

The full lunar eclipse will begin at 07.58 AM (IST) on Monday morning and will remain in effect until 11.35 AM, NASA said. At 9.41 AM the red moon will be at its peak.

Lunar eclipse in India

However, solar eclipse will not be seen in India. Blood moons can be found in South America, eastern North America, parts of Antarctica, western and southern Africa, western Europe, and the eastern Pacific.

Lunar eclipse 2022

The second lunar eclipse of the year will occur on November 8 and will be at least partially visible from Australia, Asia, North America, parts of Eastern and Northern Europe, most of South America, and the Arctic.

There will also be two lunar eclipses in 2023 – the first on May 5-6. It will be another penumbral eclipse, at least partially visible from Asia, Antarctica, southern and eastern Europe, Africa, Australia and the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

The second eclipse will be partial on October 28-29 and will be visible from Asia, Europe, Australia, North America, Africa, North and East South America, Antarctica, the Arctic and Atlantic, the Pacific Ocean, and the Indian Ocean.

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