Moon Lunar Eclipse in India: Date, time and how to watch last Chandra Grahan of 2022-23
A fortnight after the partial solar eclipse, parts of India and the globe will witness a total lunar eclipse on November 8. This will be the second and last Lunar Eclipse of 2022. “On November 8, 2022, the Moon will pass into Earth’s shadow and turn red. This will be the last total lunar eclipse for about 3 years, so be sure to check it out if it’s visible in your area,” space agency NASA tweeted.
On November 8, 2022, the Moon will pass into Earth’s shadow and turn red. This will be the last total lunar eclipse for about 3 years, so be sure to check it out if it’s visible in your area.
Besides India and neighbouring Pakistan, Afghanistan and parts of Russia, residents of other parts of Asia, North and South America, Australia, North Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean will be able to see the celestial event, said astrophysicist Debi Prasad Duari, PTI reported.
What is a total Moon lunar eclipse?
A total lunar eclipse takes place when the full moon passes through the shadow region of the earth and for some time it will be eclipsed. 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. Lunar eclipses are sometimes called “Blood Moons” because of this phenomenon.
Full breakdown of the stages of the total Moon lunar eclipse on November 8 in India
Partial lunar eclipse begins – 2.39 pm
Maximum total lunar eclipse – 4:29 pm
Total lunar eclipse ends – 5:11 pm
Moonset – 6.19 am
Chandra Grahan in India
Also known as Chandra Grahan in India, the total Lunar eclipse would be visible only from eastern parts whereas Partial eclipse would be visible from most of India. The lunar eclipse in its totality will not be observed from everywhere, Duari said, adding that the beginning of the partial phase of the eclipse will be seen from some countries of Latin America.
How can I observe the moon lunar eclipse
You don’t need any special equipment to observe a lunar eclipse, although binoculars or a telescope will enhance the view and the red colour.
Why does the Moon turn red during a lunar eclipse?
The same phenomenon that makes our sky blue and our sunsets red causes the Moon to turn red during a lunar eclipse. It’s called Rayleigh scattering. During a lunar eclipse, the Moon turns red because the only sunlight reaching the Moon passes through Earth’s atmosphere.
Moon Lunar Eclipse timings in Mumba.
Mumbai will see it at around 18:03 hours with only 14 per cent obscuration.
Moon Lunar Eclipse timings in Nagpur
In Nagpur, the moon will rise around 17:32 hours with 60 per cent of the disc obscured at around 17:34 hours, when the complete moon will be above the horizon for the eclipse to be effectively seen.
In Srinagar, the eclipsed moon with an obscuration of nearly 66 per cent will rise above the horizon at 17:31 hours.
The next total lunar eclipse that can be seen from India will occur on September 7, 2025, although in October 2023, a minor partial eclipse will be observed from India, Duari added.
Lunar eclipses occur when Earth is positioned between the sun and the moon, casting a shadow across the surface of the moon. They can only occur during a full moon and make for an interesting skywatching target.