6:00pm to 9:00pm
SPACE invites you to view ‘Total Lunar Eclipse Observation’ on Jan 31st, 2018 at India Gate, New Delhi 6:00pm to 9:00pm
SPACE India will be conducting an observation of a rare and viewing worthy phenomenon, a ‘Supermoon Blue Moon’ Total Lunar Eclipse, on 31st January 2018 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at India Gate, New Delhi.
Public and Media are welcome to join SPACE at India Gate.
A total eclipse of the Moon will occur on Wednesday 31 January, 2018 night. The Moon will be plunged into darkness for 1 hour and 16 minutes (in Full Eclipse phase) from 6:15pm to 9:30pm, 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. In addition, this is a Blue Moon, the 2nd full moon in a month!
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!
We welcome you to join us at India Gate to observe this phenomenon, photograph the moon and eat during the eclipse to break myths and recognise the science of the eclipse.
- Join the Observation: SPACE will conduct the activity at India Gate as mentioned. Telescopes will be set up for viewing, and educators will be providing a guided tour of the eclipsed Moon as well as planets and other celestial objects visible. All participants are welcome along with family and friends to view the rare spectacle of the Blood Moon. Please aim to come at a time when you can view Total eclipse.
Observation starts: 6:15 pm (rising moon will be in partial eclipse phase)
Total Eclipse phase: 6:21pm to 7:37 pm IST
Observation ends: 9 pm IST
- Photograph the Moon: Participants are encouraged to photograph the eclipsed Moon and send it in for social media postings. Please post with hashtags @SPACEIndia and #TLE2018
- Social & Myth breaking Activity: Participants will be encouraged to eat during the eclipse to break the myth that one should not eat during eclipse
We invite you to join us in this observation and enjoy viewing the skies. We are looking forward to your participation with friends and family. On this special night, let’s observe the eclipsed moon together!
For more details, please write to us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Exact location will be placed on the website space-india.com the previous night.