People who are interested in space activities will like the month of May. On May 15 and 16, the world will experience the first lunar eclipse of the year. The crimson moon will be seen during the Lunar Eclipse.
When the Moon and Sun are on opposite sides of the Earth and the Moon moves into the Earth’s shadow, the natural phenomenon happens. This is also the first Lunar Eclipse of the year, which will be complete.
When the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon, a lunar eclipse occurs. (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock)
Dates and Times of the Lunar Eclipse in 2022
According to NASA, the whole Lunar Eclipse will be visible from Earth will also be known as blood moon. It will start at 07:58 a.m. IST on May 16 and last until 11.35 a.m. IST the same day. On May 16, a Lunar Eclipse is projected to last more than three hours.
When will the Lunar Eclipse be at its most powerful?
On May 16, the red moon will be at its fullest at 9:41 a.m.
Will India be able to see the lunar eclipse?
The Lunar Eclipse will not be seen in India this time, according to the space agency. Only South America, Eastern North America, sections of Antarctica, Western Europe, Western and Southern Africa, and the eastern edge of the Pacific region will see the crimson moon.
What is the significance of the name Blood Moon?
Because the Lunar Eclipse will occur on a full moon day, the moon will seem red as the earth’s shadow falls on it.
The moon will reflect various colours and keep the red colour due to its wavelength as sunlight falls on its surface after passing through the Earth’s atmosphere. It will appear reddish in colour as a result of this. The term ‘Blood Moon’ comes from this.