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TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON

MAY 26, 2021, WEDNESDAY

5 JYAISHTHA, 1943 SAKA ERA

(PARTIAL PHASE IS VISIBLE IN INDIA)

 

 

A total eclipse of the Moon will occur on May 26, 2021 (5 Jyaistha, 1943 Saka Era). From India, just after moonrise, ending of 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 costal 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.

 

                  The partial phase of the eclipse will begin at 15h.15m IST. The total phase will begin at 16 h 39 m IST. The total phase will end at 16 h 58 m IST. The partial phase will end at 18h 23 m 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.

 

Lunar eclipse occurs on a full moon day when the Earth comes in between the Sun and 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.

            A table relating to visibility of partial phase of lunar eclipse of some of the places in India is appended separately for ready reference.


PHASES OF ECLIPSE VISIBLE FROM CERTAIN PLACES OF INDIA


 

Sanjib Sen 

Head

Positional Astronomy Centre

Kolkata –700091