Lunar Eclipse- May 15/May 16, 2022

Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon) – May 15 & May 16, 2022

Total Lunar Eclipse is visible in South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, much of North America, South America.

During the Lunar eclipse, two shadows are cast by the Earth on the Moon. The first shadow is the Umbra, which means complete dark shadow.  And the other is known as Penumbra or partial outer shadow.  The moon moves through both of these shadows in stages.  Since the penumbral shadow is not prominent, the initial and last stage of an eclipse is not noticeable.  Hence, the eclipse is noticed when an umbral shadow is cast on the Moon.

Timings of the Eclipse:

                                           USA             India

Eclipse begins                   7:27 pm        7:02 am

Full eclipse begins             8:29 pm        8:59 am

Full eclipse ends                9:57 pm       10:23 am

Eclipse ends                      11:50 pm       12:20 pm

Do’s and Don’ts during Eclipse:

  1. Eclipses are a great time to meditate and do your inner work. It provides an especially rich opportunity to connect with the higher power. 
  2. It is better not to start any important work, new project, financial decision, or sign a contract on Eclipse day, much better to avoid even the previous and the next day of the eclipse also.
  3. Pregnant women should not get exposed to the eclipse rays. Hence, better stay indoors during an eclipse period.
  4. Avoid eating during an eclipse period, as the food does not get digested during this eclipse period.