Total lunar eclipse experienced yesterday
Much awaited “Supermoon” became visible on Wednesday a little later than expected when its around at around 7.10 pm, the enthusiastic stargazers here relished at the rare spectacle a sense of awe. “Super Blue Blood Moon” is a rare celestial triple treat. January 31 sighting of a “blue Moon” and a total lunar eclipse at India for at the first time after 1982.
Many organisations around the country stepped to enhance the visibility with your naked eye.
SPACE India, a start-up on astronomy education and astro-tourism services are organised events which will observe at the phenomenon from 6pm-9.30pm at numerous locations all over India including India Gate. Event was organised at five other cities namely Chennai, Bengaluru, Surat, Dehradun and Meerut.
At India Gate, SPACE India which is used at the Dobsonian telescope gave a crisp and clear view of super moon. Instrument allowed skywatchers to view at the Moon 20 times bigger which appears to naked eye.
Hundreds of people, including young children and older adults, turned up at Delhi’s India Gate to view the event.
People turned out at the events in large numbers as this full moon is special for three reasons – a “supermoon”, a “blue Moon” and a “blood Moon” coinciding at once.
The lunar eclipse is said to have started when the Moon became visible at around 6.45 pm.
The lunar eclipse began at 4.21 pm and was completed over 9.38 pm, when the Moon will exit the Earth’s shadow entirely.
While the Moon was in the Earth’s shadow it took on a reddish tint, known as a “blood Moon.”