Today is the first Lunar Eclipse of 2018. The eclipse, known as Chandra Grahan in India, is unique because it is the first time in 152 years that three phases of the moon – Blood moon, Blue moon and Supermoon – have coincided.
In India, the eclipse will last for about 3 hours from 5.18 pm to 8.41 pm.
Many in India believe that no new venture should be commenced during an eclipse phase, including the idols of gods. It is also believed that food should not be consumed.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is calling this special lunar eclipse the ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’.
The entire eclipse is visible in almost the whole of Australia. People in Western Europe, West and southern Africa, and whole of South America won’t be able to see the eclipse.
NASA also started a livestream of the Lunar Eclipse. Watch online at NASA’s official website: