SPACE India will be conduct an observation of a rare and viewing worthy phenomenon, a Total Lunar Eclipse, on 31st January 2018 from 6:00pm to 9:30pm at various locations across the India.
A total eclipse of the Moon will occur on Wednesday 31 January, 2018 from about 6pm to 9:30pm. The Moon will be plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 16 minutes (in Full Eclipse phase), in a deep total eclipse. A total lunar eclipse appears dark red, and is called the ‘Blood Moon’. A total lunar eclipse happens when the whole moon enters Earth’s shadow and can happen only when the sun, earth and the Moon are in a straight line and the moon is full. Additionally, during this eclipse the Moon will be just a day past perigee which is the closest point to Earth in it’s orbit, making it appear very large. In fact, even though from our location we will miss the onset of the eclipse as the moon will rise only after the eclipse has already started, the stages of the lunar eclipse that we will see, will offer a splendid view!
SPACE will conduct an observation with telescopes, providing a guided tour of the Eclipsed Moon, planets and other celestial objects on the night of January 31st, 6:00 to 9:30 PM.
We invite you to join in this observation and enjoy viewing the skies. We are looking forward to your participation. On this special night, let’s observe the eclipsed moon together!
Venue and timing details will be added shortly.
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