- 1 CHANDRA GRAHAN 2022; Everything to know about
- 2 CHANDRA GRAHAN 16 MAY 2022: A RED MOON
CHANDRA GRAHAN 2022; Everything to know about
The very first complete Lunar Ecli
pse or Chandra Grahan of 2022 is projected for May 16. People in America, Antarctica, Australia, East Asia, South Asia along with some portions of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans, will all be able to see the lunar eclipse. It’s worth noting that the eclipse won’t be apparent in India.
( चंद्र ग्रहण कब है)TODAY CHANDRA GRAHAN TIME 2022: CHANDRA GRAHAN 16 MAY 2022 TIMING
चंद्र ग्रहण कब है-Chandra Grahan 16 May 2022 Time is 7:02am IST
Most people in India will be unable to observe the blood Moon because the moon will be below the eastern horizon during the complete lunar eclipse. Eastern Indian sky watchers can only see the very last part of the lunar eclipse, very proximate to the eastern horizon.
TODAY CHANDRA GRAHAN TIME DURATION
Chanda Grahan 2022 on 16 May will last 5 hours and 2 minutes in total. The average time for the partial phases is 2 hours and 53 minutes. The full eclipse will last 14 minutes.
CHANDRA GRAHAN: THE PHENOMENON
When the Earth’s shadow fully or partially covers the Moon, this is pointed to as a lunar eclipse. The sunlight illuminates one-half of the Moon. A full moon emerges when the Moon and the Sun are on either side of the Planet. This night, people witness the moon as a circular disc in the sky.
If the orbit of our natural satellite were exactly circular, each full moon would be a lunar eclipse. The Moon’s orbit, however, is tilted by about 5 degrees with particular regard to the Earth’s orbit. As a consequence, the majority of full moons fall only higher or lower the Earth’s shadow.
However, the Moon is on the exact horizontal plane as both the Earth and the Sun twice in each lunar orbit. If this occurs during a full moon, the Sun, Earth, and Moon will establish a linear line with the Moon passing through the Earth’s shadow. This causes a complete lunar eclipse.
CHANDRA GRAHAN 16 MAY 2022: A RED MOON
Whenever the Moon is totally obscured by the Earth’s shadow, it darkens but does not become entirely dark. Instead, it turns red, which is why complete lunar eclipses are often referred to as red or blood moons.
Sunlight gives off various colour rays. Blue wavelengths of light are much more inclined to be absorbed by the gas particles that build up the Earth’s atmosphere, while redder wavelengths are much more able to pass through.
The red light will pass through the Earth’s atmosphere and be refracted – or bent – towards the Moon during a lunar eclipse, while blue light is filtered out. As a result, the moon is reddish.
CHANDRA GRAHAN 16 MAY 2022: A SUPERMOON
The lunar eclipse coming up this month is a supermoon too since the Moon’s comparatively close approach makes it appear larger and brighter than a regular one.
When a full or new moon coincides with the Moon’s closest point to Earth, it is called a supermoon. The path of the Moon around our Planet is not completely circular.
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This ensures that the Moon’s distance from Earth changes as it orbits the earth. When a full moon falls close to its perigee or the most proximate point to the Earth on its orbit, it is referred to as a supermoon.
It is worthwhile to wait for the first Lunar Eclipse event of the year. Let us hold our breath for just a couple more days…