Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicLunar eclipse

Topic: Lunar eclipse

Tuesday’s moonrise eclipse — where in India can you see the ‘blood moon’

A total lunar eclipse is called a ‘blood moon’ as it appears red, but the Indian subcontinent will only see a partial eclipse when the moon rises on Tuesday evening.

Why is Bhai Dooj spread over two days this year — blame the solar eclipse

While the festival is usually celebrated two days after Diwali, a partial solar eclipse on 25 October affected its dates and led to much confusion.

Viral video showing a gigantic Moon eclipsing the Sun ‘in the Arctic’ is fake

Many users shared the 30-second video of the purported lunar eclipse, claiming it to have been shot in the Arctic between the territorial claims of Russia and Canada.

Vaishakha Purnima coinciding with lunar eclipse this year recalls a 1400-yr-old battle

Over 1,400 years ago, when lunar eclipse coincided with Vaishakha Purnima, Chalukya dynasty ruler Pulakeshin II commissioned a copperplate on his victory over Emperor Harshvardhana, ruler of Vardhana dynasty.

Lunar and solar eclipses make animals do strange things

During a solar eclipse, puzzled animals that are active during the day head back to their nighttime abodes while nocturnal animals think they’ve overslept.

India will be able to see 2 of 5 eclipses in 2019

An official of the Jiwaji Observatory in Ujjain said a partial lunar eclipse will be visible in July and a total solar eclipse in December.

Mainstream media continues to peddle pseudoscience on eclipse day

Despite scientists and astronomers trying to bust myths, media outlets continued to advise people not to eat, among other things.

Get ready tonight for the longest lunar eclipse and a view of Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn

The vision can be witnessed from anywhere in India, and will begin at 1 am and end at 2.43 am.

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On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

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GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.