Raipur, November 08, 2022: A total lunar eclipse will occur today, which will be visible from all places of India at the time of Moonrise.
However, the beginning of the partial and total phases of the eclipse is not visible from any places of India as the phenomena will be in progress before Moonrise, official sources said today.
Ending of both the total and the partial phases is visible from the eastern parts of the country.
Only the ending of the partial phase is visible from the rest parts of the country.
The Last lunar eclipse which was visible from India was on November 19, 2021 and it was a partial eclipse.
The next lunar eclipse which will be visible from India is on October, 28, 2023 and the same is a partial eclipse.
Today’s eclipse will be visible in the region covering South America, North America, Australia, Asia, the North Atlantic Ocean, and the Pacific Ocean, they said.
The eclipse will begin at 2.39 PM today. The total eclipse will start at 3.46 PM. The ending time of totality is 5.12 PM and the ending time of partial phase is 6.19 PM.
For the cities in eastern parts of India, like Kolkata and Guwahati, at the time of Moonrise, the total phase of the eclipse will be in progress.
For Kolkata, the duration of totality from Moonrise time up to the end is 20 min and the duration from Moonrise time up to end of partial eclipse is 1 hr 27 min. For Guwahati, the duration of totality from Moonrise time up to end is 38 min and the duration from Moonrise time up to end of partial eclipse is 1 hr 45 min.
For the other cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai & Bengaluru, at the time of Moonrise, the partial eclipse after the end of totality will be in progress and for these cities, the duration from the Moonrise time up to the end of partial eclipse will be 50 min, 18 min, 40 min and 29 min respectively.
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 a part of the moon comes under shadow of the Earth.
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