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Lunar Eclipse will occur on 31st January 2018, Check timings and how to watch Chandra Grahan

Lunar Eclipse will occur on 31st January 2018, Check timings and how to watch Chandra Grahan
Written by Pallavi Parmar

First lunar eclipse of the year 2018 will be visible on 31st January in India. Lunar eclipse also known as Chandra Grahan is expected to be visible between 5.18 pm and 7:37 pm. Eager sky gazers in India will watch the first lunar eclipse of the year 2018 in India on 31st in the evening. Coincidentally lunar eclipse is coinciding with a blue moon event and blue moon can be witnessed simultaneously during the event. On 31st January 2018, the full moon day, would be the second full moon day of the January month.

Lunar Eclipse occurs about two times annually. It occurs when the moon passes into Earth shadow or umbra. A lunar eclipse takes place when Earth moves between the sun and the moon and it blocks the sunlight which normally reflects the moon. While covered with the Earth’s shadow during the lunar eclipse, the moon reflects sunlight which makes the surface area burnt red. As per the astronauts, the moon is all set to turned orange on the Lunar eclipse on 31st January. This year the moon appears Super blue blood moon. For the first time in 150 years, the Super blue blood moon will appear in the sky.

Super Blue Blood Moon occurs when the moon is closer to Earth in its orbit. NASA reported that this super moon will be the third in a trilogy of super moons which began on 3rd December 2017. Coinciding with the super moon on the second full moon in January is known as the blue moon. And the blood moon happens when the moon appears rust color during a lunar eclipse. So, this tie moon is going to appear as a super blue blood moon. The partially lunar eclipse will begin at 5:18 pm at the local time. And the total eclipse will take place at 6:21 pm and last up to 7:37 pm.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.

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