Total lunar eclipse to be observed today: How to watch it online?

November 8, 2022  10:20

On Tuesday we will see a total lunar eclipse—the second one of this year. This time, the phenomenon can be seen from Asia, Australia, the Pacific Ocean, and the Americas.

Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory of Armenia informs Tech that, unfortunately, it will not possible to observe it from Armenia because it will be daytime here at that time.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon, moving in its orbit around the Earth, appears on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun, and the Earth's shadow covers it.

During a lunar eclipse, the Moon is illuminated with a reddish light, which gives a very beautiful appearance to that celestial body. The penumbra of the lunar eclipse will begin at 12:02pm and end at 5:56pm Armenia time.

You can watch this lunar eclipse online at the following link. Or right here on our page:

How to watch a lunar eclipse?

Unlike a solar eclipse which requires special glasses to view, a lunar eclipse is completely safe to watch with the naked eye. Also, unlike a solar eclipse during which the entire eclipse cycle lasts only a few minutes, a lunar eclipse lasts much longer.

Tuesday’s lunar eclipse will last for several hours. The total eclipse will last for 85 minutes and the partial eclipse—for two hours.

When will the next lunar eclipse occur?

Tuesday’s lunar eclipse is the second total lunar eclipse of this year—the first being on May 16. Two more lunar eclipses will occur in 2023. The first will take place on May 5-6 and will be visible from eastern Europe, Antarctica, most of Asia, Australia, Africa, as well as the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic Oceans.

The other—partial—lunar eclipse will take place on October 28-29. It will be visible at least in part from Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, northern and eastern South America, the Arctic, Antarctica, as well as the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans.

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