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When is Chandra Grahan 2022? Here are some intriguing facts you need to know about the first lunar eclipse of the year!

In 2022, billions of people will be able to see two total lunar eclipses, dazzling meteor showers and many other celestial events. The very first lunar eclipse of the year will take place on Monday, May 16. The Moon will move into Earth’s shadow at 10:10 p.m. EDT on May 15 and at 7:40 a.m. according to IST on May 16. The lunar eclipse will last for three hours and twenty-seven minutes and will be fully visible in South and North American countries, majority of West Africa and a few countries in the Middle East. Indians can witness the astronomical event through the NASA social media livestream. When is the 2022 lunar eclipse? Know the Date, Visibility in India, Timing – All about Chandra Grahan’s first fall of the year on Buddha Purnima.

Also, this month’s Surya Grahan as rendered in Hindi is called “Blood Moon” because the color of the star will appear in a red tint on the night of the event. Since the occurrence of a lunar eclipse is quite common, it is essential to broaden our horizons from such an astronomical event. Read some amazing science facts about the celestial event below. Astronomical events in 2022: From the total lunar eclipse in May to the partial solar eclipse in October, check out the full list of celestial events calendar.

Lunar Eclipse 2022 Facts:

1. You will only witness a lunar eclipse on a full moon day.

2. The longest duration of totality, i.e. when the moon is completely darkened for a lunar eclipse, is 106 minutes.

3. The “Danjon Scale” is a scale used to describe the darkness of a total lunar eclipse.

4. According to NASA’s explanation, the golden, red, and orange color of the moon during a total lunar eclipse depends on the amount of dust, water, and other particles in Earth’s atmosphere.

5. Unlike the solar eclipse, astronomers can look directly at the Moon with the naked eye during a lunar eclipse because the Moon does not emit its own light.

6. In ancient times, people believed that during the total lunar eclipse or the disappearance of the Moon, the gods were angry with the people.

7. Christopher Columbus once used his knowledge of lunar eclipses to get out of a jam.

Watch how the lunar eclipse occurs

In astronomical terminology, a lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan is a relatively common phenomenon, which is more easily observed. Thus, a total eclipse can be seen from any location.

(The story above first appeared on LatestLY on May 11, 2022 at 4:52 p.m. IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle , log in to our website latestly.com).