Blood Moon 2021: The first and last full lunar eclipse of the year on 26 May

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On May 26, the first and last Blood Moon of the year 2021 is going to be seen. Commonly it is called “full lunar eclipse” and in English is known as Total Lunar Eclipse. Let me tell you, the blood moon appears when the moon hides in the shadow of the earth and a red light appears in the sky. Blood Moon 2021 can be seen in many parts of the world. However, for the people of India, this penumbral lunar eclipse will be visible for only 5 minutes.

Total lunar eclipse aka Blood Moon 2021 timings

According to NASA, this year Blood Moon 2021 or full lunar eclipse is going to be 3 hours 7 minutes in total, which will include partial eclipse and full lunar eclipse. By the way, a full lunar eclipse is going to be visible for about 15 minutes. Talking about timing, the eclipse will start at 08:47 am UTC (2:17 pm Indian time). At the same time, a full lunar eclipse will be seen at 11:11 am UTC (4:41 pm Indian time), which will be till 11:18 pm UTC (4:48 pm Indian time). This lunar eclipse in full will end by 01:49 pm UTC (7:19 pm Indian time).

Will total lunar eclipse (Blood Moon 2021) be visible in India?

The full lunar eclipse 2021 aka Blood Moon 2021 will be visible in South / East Asia, Australia, most areas of North America, South America, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Antarctica. Some cities where a full lunar eclipse is expected to occur include Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, and Tokyo. At the same time, this eclipse may be partially visible in cities such as Bangkok, Chicago, Dhaka, Montreal, New York, Toronto and Yangon. However, in India this eclipse will appear as a penumbral lunar eclipse.

After 2021, the next full lunar eclipse will be seen on 16 May 2022.

What exactly is Blood Moon?

A blood moon is said to be located when the entire surface of the moon turns red. This happens only when the earth comes between the moon and the sun, preventing the sunlight from reaching the moon directly, when the earth’s atmosphere collides, when the light falls on the moon’s surface, it becomes red in color, which is known as blood. Is called the Moon. This lunar eclipse can be seen with the naked eye, but it is said to be seen only through a telescope.

What is a penumbral lunar eclipse

Unlike the rest of the lunar eclipse, where the middle part of the earth and the shadow cover the entire moon, the penumbral lunar eclipse is said to be the situation when the earth prevents some light of the sun from reaching the moon directly, the earth’s shadow The outer part is called the penumbra.

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