Lunar Eclipse 2018: Timings In India, FAQs On Blood Moon, Chandra Grahan

Lunar Eclipse 2018: Timings In India, FAQs On Blood Moon, Chandra Grahan

Lunar Eclipse 2018: Timings In India, FAQs On Blood Moon, Chandra Grahan

The eclipse will occur for one hour and 43 minutes in the early hours of Saturday, meaning you have plenty of time to see it!

Total lunar eclipse is very rare and only 30 per cent of all lunar eclipses are total. The Earth orbits, or goes around, the sun. It's also a "mini-moon" because the moon is the farthest from Earth and appears small.

Starting from 4am on the east coast of Australia, and from 2am in the west, the moon moves into the Earth's shadow.

It will be visible from the time the moon appears around 9pm in the UK.

Where will the eclipse be visible? .

Members of public are invited to bring binoculars or telescopes to enjoy viewing the lunar eclipse.

What is Total Lunar Eclipse? "So, there are positions, when earth comes in between the moon and the sun and cast its shadow on the moon", said professor of astrophysics, T.R. Seshadri from Delhi University. The moon will finally escape Earth's shadow at about 12.20am on Saturday.

Despite being completely shadowed by earth, the moon will glow in rusty hues.

What is Blood moon or Red Moon?

For about half the world, the moon will be partly or fully in Earth's shadow from 1714 to 2328 GMT - six hours and 14 minutes in all.

North America will nearly completely miss out on the blood moon.

St Helens Star

The phenomenon, known as perihelic opposition, will make the red planet appear larger and brighter than normal in the night sky. The Moon will rise in a totally-eclipsed state and we will see about three quarters of the total phase of the eclipse. For a lunar eclipse you just need to be on the right side of the planet.

Such events only happened around every 17 years - and some brought us closer than others.

Where can I watch Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse Online/ Live Stream?

In India, there are several myths associated with the eclipse.

One can watch a lunar eclipse with naked eye.

"In the middle of a lunar eclipse it can look as if a red planet has taken up residence near the Earth - they are both eerie and handsome and I'll certainly be looking out for it!"

No special eye protection is needed as it's a lunar eclipse - just a clear horizon.

One of the common myths related to food is that one should avoid during a lunar eclipse.

However many are now debunking this myth and encouraging people to drink and eat so that people avoid dehydration, headaches, acidity, fatigue etc. And what about other types of eclipses?

Skywatchers will be treated to the longest "blood moon" eclipse of the 21st Century on Friday.

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