According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences, the eclipse will begin tomorrow at 2.39 pm
Tomorrow is the last total lunar eclipse in the last three years. The next lunar eclipse will occur in March 2025. But at that time we can see a partial lunar eclipse.
This year’s lunar eclipse will also be visible in India. Read everything you need to know about the lunar eclipse and where, when and how to see it here.
When is the lunar eclipse?
According to the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences, the eclipse will begin on November 8 at 2.39 pm Indian time. The total eclipse will begin at 3.46. The eclipse phase will be complete on 5.12 when the Moon is completely in the Earth’s shadow. The partial phase of the eclipse will then end at 6.19.
Will the total lunar eclipse be visible in India?
According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences, the total eclipse period will advance during the moonrise in the eastern parts of the country, including Kolkata and Guwahati. In other cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru, the moonrise will be complete by the time. A partial eclipse will be visible in most other Indian cities.
How to watch live?
Don’t worry if you are in a part of the country where you can’t see the moon. You can watch the solar eclipse through any of the live streams mentioned below.
Astronomer Gianluca Massi’s ‘Virtual Telescope Project’ will provide views of the eclipse from various international locations. The live telecast will start on Tuesday at 3 PM IST. You can find it via the link below.
‘Time and Date’ will go on air on Tuesday at 2.30 PM IST. It will broadcast the different stages of the eclipse, including totality. You can view it through the link given below.
The Lowell Observatory in Arizona, USA will broadcast the lunar eclipse live from 3 pm onwards. The broadcast will include live commentary from lunar expert John Compton and historian Kevin Schindler. It can be found at the link below.
How does a lunar eclipse happen?
The Earth revolves around the Sun while the Moon revolves around the Earth. Sometimes, the Earth moves between the Sun and the Moon. It is called Chandragraha. When that happens, the Earth partially or completely blocks sunlight from reaching the Moon. This creates a shadow on the surface of the moon.
What is a total lunar eclipse?
There are two types of lunar eclipses, total and partial. A partial lunar eclipse occurs when part of the Moon enters the Earth’s shadow. During a partial eclipse, the Earth’s shadow usually appears much darker on the Moon’s side. But what people see from Earth depends on how the Sun, Earth and Moon line up.
A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon are on opposite sides of the Earth. Although the Moon is in the shadow of the Earth, some sunlight reaches the Moon. It looks red. The sky appears blue to us for the same reason that the moon appears red during a total lunar eclipse. Sunlight passes through the Earth’s atmosphere. There blue light is scattered in all directions because of its short wavelength. This causes the red light to pass through and reflect off the moon.