Telangana, AP can witness lunar eclipse between 5.40 and 6.19 pm

This is the last eclipse of the year among the four eclipses for 2022. The next total lunar eclipse will only occur in 2025. Hence, people should not miss this lunar eclipse.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  8 Nov 2022 11:28 AM GMT
Telangana, AP can witness lunar eclipse between 5.40 and 6.19 pm

Hyderabad: A total lunar eclipse will occur on 8 November 2022. This is the last eclipse of the year among the four eclipses for 2022. The next total lunar eclipse will only occur in 2025. Hence, people should not miss this lunar eclipse.

People in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh can see the eclipse from 5.40 p.m. to 6:19 pm. On Tuesday, the eclipse will begin at 1.30 p.m. with the moon entering the lighter shadow of the earth. People can noticeably witness the darkening or leaving of the moon's disk by the earth's shadow between 2.39 p.m (IST) and 6.19 p.m on 8 November.

The totality phase, when the moon's disk is completely immersed in the dark shadow of the earth, starts at 3.46 p.m and ends at 5.12 p.m.

Though this eclipse is a total lunar eclipse, totality will be visible only in the east or north-eastern states of India based on the moonrise timings before 5:12 p.m. The rest of India will see the eclipse partially till 6:19 p.m.

The duration of the eclipse and the percentage of the moon's disk covered for an observer would depend on the moonrise timings at various locations in India.

As the eclipse begins before the moon rises in India, people will miss the beginning phase of the eclipse. However, people will witness the end of the eclipse with the moon slowly leaving the darker shadow of the earth by 6:19 p.m.

Across the world visibility of the eclipse will depend on the timings of the moon rise or moon set. In a few countries, people will see an eclipse at the time when the moon is setting in their location. For example, in North and South American countries, people will see only the beginning of the eclipse. At other places people will see an eclipse at the time when the moon is rising, example, for people in India and other countries in Asia, the eclipse will begin before the moon rises and they will see the end of the eclipse.

The last lunar eclipse visible in India occurred on 19 November 2021 which was the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years. As recorded by NASA from New Orleans, the duration of the partial eclipse on 19 November 2021 was 3hrs 28 min 24 sec.

The next eclipse visible from India, which is a partial lunar eclipse, will occur on the night of 28 and 29 October in 2023.

Next Story
Share it