Lunar Eclipse 2022: Chandra Grahan Time in India, Cities Where You Can See And Photography Tips

Here is everything you need to know about the Lunar Eclipse 2022 this week which is going to be the last event for the year.

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Lunar Eclipse is going to happen on Tuesday, 8th November, and those of you in India will be able to view the experience, as long as the eclipse will be visible in your region. Lunar eclipse is the event where the Earth sits between the Sun and Moon, giving you a reddish impression of the Moon. If you are wondering where can you watch this special lunar eclipse, and what time it will be visible in India, here is everything you need to know about the Lunar eclipse 2022. 

Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan 2022) Date & Time In India

The lunar eclipse on Tuesday, 8th November will start at 2:39 PM while the total eclipse will take place at 3:46 PM (IST), as per the details given on the Ministry of Science website. It also mentions that the stage at which the Moon is fully in Earth’s shadow will end at 5:12 PM, while the partial phase of the eclipse ends at 6:19 PM IST. 

Indian Cities Where You Can See The Lunar Eclipse

Lunar eclipse is going to be visible in a few cities in India because the moonrise will take place much earlier for the main cities in the country to witness the whole event. However, as the eclipse will be in progress before moonrise, only the eastern part of India, with cities like Kolkata and Guwahati will be able to experience the ending of both total and the partial phases of the lunar eclipse. It also mentions that cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru will catch the partial eclipse at the time of the moonrise. 

How to see The Lunar Eclipse on November 8th?

Unlike the solar eclipse, you don’t need special equipment or gear to watch the lunar eclipse. NASA says you can view the event through binoculars or carry a telescope to a bright area to get the best chance to view the spectacle on Tuesday. 

Lunar Eclipse 2022 will be available on NASA’s official YouTube page where you can watch the live stream of the eclipse phases taking place at different times across the globe. 

 

Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan 2022) Do’s & Don’t 

Lunar Eclipse does not have any scientific complications but it said that during the phase of the eclipse people should and shouldn’t do the following: 

What you should during Lunar Eclipse 

  • It is said that chanting mantras during the lunar eclipse can be auspicious for people 
  • People are even recommended that they donate during the lunar eclipse 
  • Hindu beliefs suggest taking a bath before and after the Lunar eclipse. 

What you should avoid during Lunar Eclipse 

  • Do not watch the lunar eclipse with the naked eye, having a viewing tool like binoculars or a telescope is highly advised. 
  • It is also said that people shouldn’t use sharp objects like knife, pins and nail cutters during the lunar eclipse. 

How to photograph a lunar eclipse 

Let’s be honest, to capture the lunar eclipse with a smartphone is a challenging proposition but with the advancement in technology and supporting tools like a tripod, you can actually make it happen. For this, we suggest you consider using a high-end smartphone, which can be any of these: 

  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 
  • Apple iPhone 14 Pro 
  • Google Pixel 7 Pro
  • Xiaomi 12S Ultra

Most of these premium smartphones have the camera chops and the computational photography to capture a distant subject like the Moon, and the lunar eclipse is the perfect event to test its credentials. 

What are the types of lunar eclipses 

There are three types of lunar eclipses known to the scientific community. These are: 

Partial Eclipse – When a part of the Moon’s surface is hidden by Earth’s umbra, which is the dark and central part of its shadow. 

Total Eclipse – This event occurs when Earth’s umbra covers all of the Moon’s surface 

Penumbral Eclipse – Penumbral eclipse takes place when the Moon passes through the penumbral portion of Earth’s shadow. 

When is the next lunar eclipse

The next lunar eclipse that will be visible in India will take place on 23rd October, 2023 which will also be a partial eclipse. The last lunar eclipse that was visible in India was also a partial eclipse and it was witnessed on 19th November, 2021. 

FAQs

How Often Do They Happen?

Generally, we see two lunar eclipses in a year but there have been instances when a lunar eclipse has occurred three to five times as well. Lunar eclipse only happens when there is a full moon.

Why does the Moon turn red during a lunar eclipse?

The Blood Moon phenomena or the red moon event is a result of the Earth partially blocking the rays emitted from the Sun, but the longer wavelengths of light in red and orange colour pass through the Earth’s atmosphere, which results in the Moon getting a red hue during a lunar eclipse.