Lunar Eclipse May 16, 2022: After the first partial solar eclipse of the year, we are approaching the first lunar eclipse of 2022. This lunar eclipse will be visible from different parts of the earth. The eclipse will take place on May 15 and 16 this year. This time the moon will be ‘Supermoon’ and will appear reddish. Before a lunar eclipse, you need to know something about it.
When will the eclipse take place, where will it appear?
The first lunar eclipse of 2022 will take place this Saturday and Sunday, that is, on May 15 and 16. The eclipse will be at 07:02 am on May 16 and will end at 12:20 pm India time. However, lunar eclipses will not be visible in India. According to NASA, the eastern half of the United States and all of South America will have the opportunity to see each phase of the lunar eclipse. It will be visible across Africa, Western Europe, Central and South America and most of North America, the US space agency said.
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How to see a lunar eclipse?
You won’t see this eclipse, so you can view it directly by visiting NASA’s official website. NASA will also stream it live on its social media platform and official YouTube channel.
When exactly is a lunar eclipse?
A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon and sun are on opposite sides of the earth, resulting in a total blockage of sunlight on the moon. This year, the lunar eclipse will also trigger an event known as the ‘blood moon’. During the Blood Moon, a reddish tint appears on the surface of the moon, giving it a unique appearance.
NASA states that “the more dust or clouds there are in Earth’s atmosphere during an eclipse, the redder the moon will appear. The lunar eclipse on May 16 will be the first of two lunar eclipses this year. The second lunar eclipse will take place on November 8.