'Chandra Grahan' 2018: Century's longest 'Blood Moon' eclipse starts

27 July 2018, 11:47 PM
'Chandra Grahan' 2018: Century's longest 'Blood Moon' eclipse to start shortly
'Chandra Grahan' 2018: Century's longest 'Blood Moon' eclipse to start shortly

Skygazers will be treated with the longest total lunar eclipse or ‘Chandra Grahan’ of the 21st century that will take place on Friday, July 27 till wee hours of July 28. The rare phenomenon of the longest 'blood moon' eclipse will be visible in India as well.

During this total eclipse, the Moon – earth’s natural satellite – will turn striking shade of red. The totality period of the eclipse will last for one hour and 42 minutes, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

While the whole of Asia, including India, and Eastern Africa will be able to watch the entire ‘blood moon’ eclipse, the rare phenomenon will be visible in parts of South-America, Europe, and Australia.

If the rain clouds permitted, the moon will appear entirely red or ruddy brown in the whole of India at 10:44 pm local time and will reach ‘totality’ past midnight. According to NASA, India is one of the best places to watch the total lunar eclipse.

Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse July 2018:

#09:30 PM: When the Eclipse Happens Worldwide — Timeline: Lunar eclipses can be visible from everywhere on the night side of the Earth, if the sky is clear. From some places, the entire eclipse will be visible, while in other areas the Moon will rise or set during the eclipse.


#08:50 PM: How Lunar Eclipse 2018 affects your stars: In a special show 'Sabse Bada Chandra Grahan' by News Nation, watch how Lunar Eclipse 2018 will bring changes in your life. Will there be any positive or negative impact of this astronomy incident? All your questions will be answered by our astrology experts. Click here to watch the video

#08:30 PM: Lunar Eclipse 2018: Is it safe to watch with naked eyes?: Unlike a solar eclipse, the total lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan is safe to watch with naked eyes. There are a lot of myths related to Chandra Grahan in India but if you are a skygazer it doesn't really matter. You don't need a telescope to watch a total lunar eclipse, at least NASA believes that.

#08:20 PM: Lunar Eclipse 2018: Timings in India, how to watch: The total lunar eclipse or 'Chandra Grahan' in India will start at around 10:44 pm in the night of July 27. Although the lunar eclipse will be visible in all major land areas except North and Central America, the totality will be visible in India, the Middle East, parts of central Asia and eastern and southern Africa. You can watch the live streaming of 'Chandra Grahan' 2018 at this space or Live lunar eclipse views, NASA TV

#08:00 PM: Hello and welcome to the News Nation LIVE streaming of Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse 2018: Skywatcher will are on a treat tonight with the 21st century's longest total lunar eclipse or 'Chandra Grahan'. The total 'blood moon' will be visible to the naked eyes from India and parts of South-America, Europe, and Australia. The lunar eclipse in India will start at around 10:44 pm on Friday and stay till around 2:43 am. Stay with us to witness the rare phenomenon of the 21st century as we show the LIVE streaming of Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse 2018.

First Published: Friday, July 27, 2018 07:59 PM
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