On the evening of November 8, today, as the Earth's shadow envelopes its sole satellite for nearly one-and-half hours, the world will witness a thrilling and chilling spectacle of a 'Blood Moon' lunar eclipse. The event will mark the second blood moon this year, following one in mid-May. The next one is not expected until March 14, 2025.
Here are some critical facts about the upcoming celestial display
Lunar Eclipse 2022: Why is it called Beaver Blood Moon
The lunar eclipse on Tuesday is coinciding with the "Beaver moon". Beaver moon is a moniker for November's full moon embraced by the Old Farmer's Almanac allegedly from Algonquian languages that Native Americans in the New England territory once spoke.
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When combined with the splendors of a total lunar eclipse, it is widely referred to as a "Beaver blood moon" in the United States.
What happens during a lunar eclipse?
The Earth comes between the Moon and the Sun during a lunar eclipse. During this, the moon is completely hidden from the earth's shadow. During a total lunar eclipse, the Sun, Earth, and the Moon are in direct line with each other.
Lunar Eclipse 2022: India time
The last lunar eclipse of the year will begin in India on November 8, 2022, from 5:32 pm and will end at 6.18 pm. In such a situation, the Sutak period of the lunar eclipse will start at 9.21 am and will end at 6.18 am.
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Lunar Eclipse 2022: Visibility
Lunar Eclipse 2022 will mainly be visible from most parts of North-East Europe, Asia, Australia, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, North America, and South America. The eclipse won't be visible in South-West Europe and the continent of Africa.
In India, the last lunar eclipse of the year can be seen in Kolkata, Siliguri, Patna, Ranchi, and Guwahati.
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