Blood Moon Returns! When and where to see Blood Moon lunar eclipse 2022
A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, and its shadow covers the Moon. The Moon turns red when the eclipse reaches totality.
Blood Moons happen about twice a year. While this may be exciting to most, you may not be able to see the Blood Moon. Depending on the angle and position of your location, the Moon may not appear as red, or you may not be able to see it.
The first lunar eclipse of the year 2022 is about to occur this weekend. The moon will turn a deep, rusty red color during this eclipse, and hence, the name blood moon lunar eclipse.
People across the UK can watch the blood moon lunar eclipse 2022, if the weather conditions remain clear. However, the timing is such that people will have to wake up early to get a view of it.
The total eclipse duration will be of three hours and 27 minutes, according to NASA, the totality will be a Sunday evening event in the Pacific and Mountain Time Zones, i.e. from around 8:29 pm to 9:53 pm PDT/MST (8.29 am to 9.53 am IST, Monday), and 9:29 pm to 10:53 pm MDT, according to timeanddate.com.
People can brace themselves for a spectacular view during the blood moon lunar eclipse 2022.
According to experts, it is perfectly safe to watch lunar eclipse with naked eye unlike solar eclipse that could damage the macula of the retina and the person might lose vision on the centre part of the eyes. "Unlike solar eclipse, lunar eclipse can cause no damage.