Skygazers and astronomy enthusiasts here is a delightful news for you all. The first lunar eclipse of 2022 will happen this weekend on May 15 and 16. In this eclipse, the moon will turn red and hence it is named as blood moon lunar eclipse.
As we all know, a lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes into the Earth’s shadow. During this, the moon only receives sunlight from the earth’s atmosphere and changes over from grey to pink to orange to red. A total lunar eclipse is happening almost after a year and this breathtaking scene of the moon sliding into the shadows of the Earth is something you can’t miss.
Where will it be visible?
It will be visible in total phase from places in America, Antarctica, Europe, Africa and the East Pacific. One might also see the glowing summer Milky Way glowing nicely as the brightness of the full moon is dimmed by Earth’s shadow.
What's up in the night sky for May? A total lunar eclipse will be visible in the Western Hemisphere on May 15-16, and two great planet-spotting opportunities begin and end the month. When & where to look up: pic.twitter.com/R9fZ3EM55V
— NASA (@NASA) May 1, 2022Advertisement
Will the eclipse be visible in India?
Just like the April 30 solar eclipse, this lunar eclipse will not be visible in India. However, India will be able to see the next 2 eclipses this year. A partial solar eclipse will take place on October 25, and a partial lunar eclipse will occur on November 7-8 this year.
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