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 time will be from May 15 at 11 PM ET to May 16 at 12 AM ET. According to Indian time, it will be 8.33 am on Monday morning. The space agency will show its live stream and experts will also comment on the process of its growth.
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 at its zenith, ranging in color from bright orange to deep brick red. Even in December 1992, the moon completely disappeared from the eyes during the eclipse. This eclipse occurred shortly after Mount Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines. The Moon’s shadow, which ranges from 4 (bright) to 0 (dark), is measured via the Danjon scale.