Chandra Grahan 2022: Total Lunar eclipse on May 16, check India timings, visibility of Blood Moon - Zee News

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Total Lunar Eclipse 2022 on May 15, 16 this year. The Sutak is observed for 12 hours before Solar Eclipse, and for 9 hours before Lunar Eclipse. 

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New Delhi: The world is about to witness this year's first total Lunar eclipse on May 15-16 intervening night. However, this season's first-ever eclipse was on April 30, 2022, and it was a Partial Solar Eclipse. There are three types of lunar eclipse - Total lunar eclipse, partial lunar eclipse and penumbral lunar eclipse. When the moon comes into its shadow just behind the Earth, a lunar eclipse takes place. 

According to, the total phase of this Blood Moon lunar eclipse will be visible from across North and South America, plus parts of Europe and Africa. South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, and Antarctica will see some parts of the eclipse. 

"The duration of the total phase will be 1 hour 25 min and that of partial phase will be over two hours.

The eclipse will not be visible in India. As per IST, the eclipse will take place at 7:02 am IST on May 16 morning and end at 12:20 in the afternoon. 

NASA will broadcast a live stream of the celestial event. This May 15 and 16 eclipse is also called a Super Flower Blood Moon. 

Psst! Want to see a total lunar eclipse? Watch #NASAScienceLive on May 15 when Earth sneaks between the Moon and the Sun.

No matter where you are, or if your skies are clear, you can watch with us and @NASAMoon experts ready to answer your questions:

— NASA (@NASA) May 13, 2022

Sutak is the time before and after the solar and lunar eclipse which is considered to be inauspicious. According to, sutak is observed for 12 hours before Solar Eclipse, and for 9 hours before Lunar Eclipse. 

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