New Delhi: Citizens across the country will today witness a lunar eclipse which will begin shortly after midnight and will end early in the morning on Wednesday.
The people living in the western and central region of India will today witness the lunar eclipse, while those living in the eastern regions will get to see the partial lunar eclipse.
While it will reach maximum eclipse at 3:00 am, it will transit into a partial lunar eclipse at 1.31 am. After that, this will enter into penumbral lunar eclipse after the partial lunar eclipse ends at 4.29 am.
This will end at 5.47 am. As a whole, it will be active for 5 hours and 34 minutes while the partial lunar eclipse will be running for a total duration of 2 hours and 58 minutes.
The eclipse will be visible from beginning to end from all places of India except from extreme north eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh where the ending of the partial eclipse will not be visible.
The partial lunar eclipse will be visible in the region covering Australia, Asia except for northeast, Africa, Europe except northernmost Scandinavia and most of South America.
This year’s lunar eclipse is also important because of its position. Lunar eclipse which is also known as Chandra Grahan and is taking place with Guru Purnima at the same day after 149 years. This is also the last lunar eclipse of this year and the next lunar eclipse will take place on May 26, 2021.