The total lunar eclipse / Chandra Grahan, today may not be easily visible due to bad weather conditions. But worry not! It’s 2018 and you don’t have to do much without leaving your couch even including eclipse viewing. In the digital age, no avid skywatcher is ever shut out. Astronomy lovers from across the eclipse zone will be live streaming their views, so if you are not able to catch the event live, you’ll have plenty of options. Also Read - Lunar Eclipse or Chandra Grahan 2020: Can This Celestial Event be Harmful For Pregnant Women? Know All About it
The total lunar eclipse will be fully visible in Delhi. The penumbral eclipse will begin at 11:44 pm IST followed by a partial eclipse at 11:54 pm. At 1 hour 43 minutes of totality, the lunar eclipse will be the longest until the year 2123. On that night, our planet Earth will slip in front of the sun to cast an orange-red shadow on the full moon. From the moon, the Earth would appear to be surrounded by a 25,000-mile-around ring of fire. Many countries won’t be able to see the blood moon. Therefore, NASA, the Weather Channel, TimeAndDate.com, Slooh, and others will broadcast live online footage of the astronomical event. Also Read - Chandra Grahan 2020: Will This Penumbral Lunar Eclipse be Visible in India?
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A total eclipse will start at 1:00 am (July 28). The moon, closest to the centre of the shadow, will showcase the maximum eclipse at 1:51 am. At 2:43 am, the total eclipse will end. The partial eclipse will start again around 3:49 am. At 4:58 am, the penumbral eclipse will end. The total duration of the eclipse will be six hours and 14 minutes.
If we talk about the world, the lunar eclipse will be visible in South America, East Africa, the West Asia and central Asia.