Chandra Grahan Or Lunar Eclipse 2018- All You Need To Know

Welcome the longest ‘Lunar Eclipse’ or ‘Chandra Grahan’ of your lifetime on the 27-28 July 2018.

This time, the eclipse of the moon can be seen over a very large area and for a very long time. The shadow of the Earth will cover the Moon for over 6 hours, giving you a chance to witness this one-of-a-kind celestial phenomenon.

After this, you will witness the next lunar eclipse on 31st Dec, 2028.

Know About Lunar Eclipse?

A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Sun, the Earth and the Moon are aligned very closely in space with the planet (Earth) in between.

India Timings For The Eclipse?

Moonrise                                           06:59 PM

Penumbral Eclipse Begins                10:44 PM

Partial Eclipse Begins                       11:54 PM

Totality Starts                                    01:00 AM

Maximum Eclipse                              01:51 AM

Totality ends                                      02:43 AM

Partial Eclipse Ends                           03:49 AM

Penumbral Eclipse Ends                    04:58 AM

Note:- The Amateur Astronomers Association of Delhi (AAAD) with the Nehru Planetarium and Library, has organized a free of cost ‘Lunar Eclipse Watch’ for everyone. The event to start around 10 pm on 27th July 2018.

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Warnings & Safety?

It is believed that cycles of the moon have an impact on human body (physically and psychologically). But it is also said that this eclipse is safe to watch for everyone even for pregnant women and ill people. You may also eat whatever and whenever you want.

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Wanna Capture The Moment?

You can watch the eclipse as long as you want by using optical instruments like Binoculars, Telescope or any kind of smartphone camera, DSLR, or digital camera.

Tips For Babe’s n Dude’s

Let’s click this memorable moment like this…

Turn on your smartphone camera or get your DSLR camera and tripod, simply point it to the Moon, set it to AV mode (DSLR), turn off flash (smartphone), and just press the shutter button (DSLR). And voila, you got it.