If you love looking up at the Moon, you’re in for an astronomical treat this weekend! On May 15, 2022, starting at 8:32 pm CT, the Flower Moon will begin to pass into the Earth’s shadow and a Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon) will occur.
What is a Lunar Eclipse?
When the Sun shines on our planet, the Earth casts a shadow into space. When the Moon’s orbit overlaps with the Earth’s shadow and passes through it, this is known as a lunar eclipse (Chandra Grahan).
When Does a Lunar Eclipse Occur? What Is the Concept Behind It?
What is a Total Lunar Eclipse?
A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon is fully surrounded by the Earth’s shadow. Once totality begins, the Moon can appear reddish due to our atmosphere trickling away from the bluer rays of the Sun’s light, just like the Sun appears reddish right before sunset.
Is Lunar Eclipse 2022 also known as a Blood Moon?
Blood Moon is a term that is used to describe the Moon’s color during a total lunar eclipse, and it is not technically an astral term. The usage of the term has grown recently in popularity, and since then blood Moon and lunar eclipse are used interchangeably. So, yes it is right, this total lunar eclipse is a Blood Moon because the Moon might appear red or orange.
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Where will Total Lunar Eclipse(Blood Moon) be Visiblle 2022
This lunar eclipse will be visible for most of the United States of America, as long as is not blocking your view. The East Coast and most of the Midwest will see the entire eclipse. Places farther west might not get to see some of the ends of the eclipse. Depending on which island you are on, you may or may not see the eclipse. Most of Alaska except for the far southeast portion will miss this lunar eclipse.
How to plan a photo of this Total Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan 2022)?
If you want to take a photo of the lunar eclipse, the first thing you need to do is to plan your shot. This means that you will have to find the right shooting spot and time of the eclipse that you wish to capture. Next is to be clear on what you would like to capture. Maybe you want to photograph a particular phase of the lunar eclipse without a foreground.
How to Watch the Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse 2022
You don’t need anything special to view Total Lunar Eclipse (blood moon) other than your eyes and clear skies
Let us know how was your experience viewing the sky by sharing your Total lunar Eclipse 2022 pictures.
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