A lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, the earth and the moon come in a straight line. In this situation, the moon has to pass through the shadow of the earth. During a total lunar eclipse, the moon moves into the darkest part of the Earth’s shadow called the umbra.
This eclipse will not be visible in India. Interested people can watch its livestream on NASA. Its timing will be from May 15 at 11 PM ET to May 16 at 12 PM ET. According to Indian time, it will be 8.33 am on Monday. The space agency will show its live stream and experts will also comment on its progress.
The eclipse will last for more than five hours. It will start at 9.32pm ET (Monday 7:02am IST) on Sunday and end at 2:50am EDT (Monday 12:20pm IST) on Monday.
The eclipse will show a blood moon in moments of fullness, ranging in color from bright orange to deep red brick. Even in December 1992, the moon was completely out of sight during the eclipse. This eclipse occurred shortly after Mount Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines. The Moon’s shadow, which is in the 4 (bright) to 0 (dark) range, is measured using the Danjon scale.