Lunar Eclipse, Chandra grahan-ચંદ્ર ગ્રહણ 2022 Live Stream
Here is everything you need to know about the total lunar eclipse that will happen on November 8.
What time is the lunar eclipse?
The eclipse will begin at 2.39 PM IST on November 8, with total eclipse starting at 3.46 PM IST, according to the Indian government’s Ministry of Earth Science. Totality, the stage of the eclipse when the Moon is fully in the Earth’s shadow, will end at 5.12 PM IST and the partial phase of the eclipse will end at 6.19 PM IST.
The last total Lunar Eclipse, also known as Chandra Grahan in India will occur on November 8, 2022. It will take place for approximately 85 minutes and skygazers of North America, parts of South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand can witness the celestial event.
Anywhere from four to seven times a year, our Earth, Moon and Sun line up just right to create the cosmic-scale shadow show known as an eclipse. The Moon’s orbit around Earth is tilted relative to Earth’s orbit around the Sun. This tilt is the reason why we have occasional eclipses instead of eclipses every month.
There are two types of eclipses: lunar and solar. During a lunar eclipse, Earth’s shadow obscures the Moon. During a solar eclipse, the Moon blocks the Sun from view
Lunar eclipses occur at the full moon phase. When Earth is positioned precisely between the Moon and Sun, Earth’s shadow falls upon the surface of the Moon, dimming it and sometimes turning the lunar surface a striking red over the course of a few hours. Each lunar eclipse is visible from half of Earth.
There are three different types of lunar eclipses:
Total lunar eclipse
The Moon moves into the inner part of Earth’s shadow, or the umbra. Some of the sunlight passing through Earth’s atmosphere reaches the Moon’s surface, lighting it dimly. Colors with shorter wavelengths ― the blues and violets ― scatter more easily than colors with longer wavelengths, like red and orange. Because these longer wavelengths make it through Earth’s atmosphere, and the shorter wavelengths have scattered away, the Moon appears orangish or reddish during a lunar eclipse. The more dust or clouds in Earth’s atmosphere during the eclipse, the redder the Moon appears.
Partial lunar eclipse
An imperfect alignment of Sun, Earth and Moon results in the Moon passing through only part of Earth’s umbra. The shadow grows and then recedes without ever entirely covering the Moon.