Here are the timings and cities where the Eclipse 2022 will occur
The year’s longest Lunar Eclipse 2022, will occur on November 8. The overall duration of the Total Lunar Eclipse will be 5 hours and 45 minutes. The Moon will turn blood red during the Total Lunar Eclipse of November 8, 2022.
How does a Lunar eclipse take place?
When the Moon is eclipsed, only the refracted light from the earth’s atmosphere reaches it. The green and the blue light are scattered, but the red wavelengths get filtered out. This phenomenon is known as Rayleigh scattering in physics. That is the same reason the Sun appears red at sunrise and sunset. As the red light passes through the earth’s atmosphere, some of it is refracted or bent and shines on the Moon, giving it a ghostly effect. The redness of a fully eclipsed moon can be influenced by atmospheric conditions caused by fires, volcanic eruptions, and dust storms.
The November 8 eclipse will be the last of the four eclipses in 2022. It will also be the last total lunar eclipse we will see until 2025. The eclipse of November 8 will be visible from Australia, Asia, North America, parts of eastern and northern Europe, and most of South America.
Indian Cities lucky to witness the first glimpse of the Lunar Eclipse
According to NASA, a partial lunar eclipse will occur at 2:14 pm IST on November 8. The total eclipse phase, also known as Blood Moon, is scheduled to appear about an hour later at 2:47 pm IST on the same day. The eclipse will peak at 4:29 pm IST and end at 4:12 pm IST.
In India, the first glimpse of the last “blood moon” will take place in Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar, according to Timeanddate.com. It will begin at 4:23 pm and end at 7:26. The duration will be 3 hours and 3 minutes.
It will also be visible in Siliguri, Guwahati, Kolkata, and Bhubaneshwar. However, Srinagar, Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Gandhinagar will be able to see a partial eclipse.
Preparation to need for the Lunar eclipse 2022
Unlike Solar Eclipses, no special eye protection is needed for viewing a Lunar Eclipse. While the lunar eclipse can be observed unaided, a pair of binoculars or a telescope can enhance the view. The total eclipse coincides with the lunar occultation of Uranus on November 8.
The Moon will pass in front of Uranus, temporarily hiding the planet from view. So, the Moon, the Sun, the earth, and Uranus will almost align for a short period. Uranus can only be seen through a telescope or a pair of binoculars.
Besides the blood moon, the Leonid meteor shower is another exciting event this month. It is the best meteor shower of the month and can produce up to 15 meteors per hour. The shower will peak shortly before dawn when it is radiant in Leo and is well up in the sky. Leonids will peak close to the new Moon so that the Moon will present minimal interference.