Partial Phase of Blood Moon Will be Visible in India on May 26: IMD

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Lunar eclipse will be visible in South America, North America, Asia, Australia, Antarctica, the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean

Srinagar : According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) a partial phase of the lunar eclipse , also known as Blood Moon, will be seen in India on May 26, 2021 from its North Eastern parts. 

IMD said that from India, just after moonrise, the end of the partial phase of the eclipse will be visible for a short span of time from north eastern parts of India (except Sikkim), some parts of West Bengal, some coastal parts of Odisha and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

“The eclipse will be visible in the region covering South America, North America, Asia, Australia, Antarctica, the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean,” said IMD. 

It further said that the partial phase of the eclipse will begin at 15h.15m IST. The total phase will begin at 16h39m IST. The total phase will end at16 h 58m IST. The partial phase will end at 18h 23m IST.

“The next lunar eclipse will be visible from India on November 19, 2021. It will be a partial lunar eclipse. The ending of the partial phase of which will be visible for a very short span of time just after moonrise from extreme north eastern parts of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam,” said IMD. 

It is pertinent to mention that Lunar eclipse occurs on a full moon day when the Earth comes in between the Sunand the Moon and when all the three objects are aligned. “A total lunar eclipse will occur when the whole Moon comes under the umbral shadow of the Earth and the partial lunar eclipse occurs when only a part of the Moon comes under the umbral shadow of the Earth,” IMD said. (Agencies) 

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