Super Flower Blood Moon lunar eclipse 2022

The first lunar eclipse of 2022 occurred on May 15th. The Moon was seen in stunning red color. This is also called a Super Moon and a Blood Moon. It is a ‘total lunar eclipse.’

Is this lunar eclipse visible in India?

This lunar eclipse was not visible in India. Most of Asia could not see the lunar eclipse.

Where was the lunar eclipse visible?

It was visible in South America and some parts of the USA, Europe, and Africa.

What is a lunar eclipse?

A lunar eclipse will occur when Earth comes in between the Sun and the Moon and the Moon moves into the Earth’s shadow. A lunar eclipse can happen only on the night of a full moon.

What is Super Moon?

A Super Moon is a full moon that appears to be bigger when it comes closer to Earth.

What is a Blood Moon?

When the Moon appears reddish it is called Blood Moon.

What is the reason for the red color of the Moon?

The reddish color is due to the Rayleigh scattering effect. During a lunar eclipse, the Earth blocks sunlight from reaching the moon, but since red has a longer wavelength it can still reach Moon and makes it appear red. Other light is scattered by the Earth’s atmosphere and doesn’t reach the Moon.

What is a total lunar eclipse?

A total lunar eclipse is when the Moon is completely covered, as it moves into the inner part of Earth’s shadow (umbra). Whereas in a partial lunar eclipse, there is the imperfect alignment of the Moon, Sun, and Earth.

When is the next lunar eclipse?

The next lunar eclipse will occur on November 8, 2022. It is also a total lunar eclipse. It will be visible in Asia, Australia, the Pacific, and the Americas. However, according to NASA, most parts of India will not be able to view it.

Is it safe to see a lunar eclipse?

Yes, it is safe. Unlike a solar eclipse, a lunar eclipse can be viewed with naked eyes.

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