New Delhi: Calling out all the stargazers out there as a unique celestial event will be observed on 8th November when the shadow of Earth will fall on the moon leading to a total Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan).
The phenomenon of Lunar Eclipse occurs when the moon moves into the Earth's shadow. It occurs only when the Sun, the Moon and the Earth are exactly or closely aligned with Earth between the two.
This Lunar Eclipse will be the last one till the year 2025. And while the Total Lunar Eclipse will be seen from several parts of the country, only Northeastern parts of India will be able to see some parts of the eclipse.
While the partial lunar eclipse will start at 2:39 p.m., the total lunar eclipse will begin at 3:46 p.m.
The maximum lunar eclipse, in totality, will be seen at 4:29 p.m. and the same will end at 5:11 p.m.
Here's a list of cities from where it will be visible:
|Itanagar||4:23 p.m.||3hr 3min|
|Guwahati||4:32 p.m.||2hr 53min|
|Siliguri||4:45 p.m.||2hr 41min|
|Kolkata||4:52 p.m.||3hr 3min|
|Delhi||5:28 p.m.||1hr 58min|
|Srinagar||5:28 p.m.||1hr 58min|
|Chennai||5:38 p.m.||1hr 48min|
|Gandhinagar||5:55 p.m.||1hr 31min|
|Mumbai||6:01 p.m.||1hr 25min|
Detroit, Washington, D.C., Havana, Melbourne, Bangkok, Jakarta, Seoul, Sydney, Manila, Chicago, Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, Mexico, and Beijing will all be able to see the full extent of the total lunar eclipse.
After the moon rises, those in eastern Australia and Russia's far east, close to the Arctic Circle, will see the total lunar eclipse in its entirety. Before their moonset, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, and Greenland will see the total lunar eclipse in its entirety.
It will be referred to as a "blood moon" and will be a reddish-orange colour due to the light from Earth's sunsets and sunrises. Scientists from NASA estimate that the moon will be 390,653 kilometres away at the time of the maximum eclipse. If the sky is clear, binoculars and telescopes will improve viewing.