May 2021 total lunar eclipse: Check-out important details
The first total lunar eclipse of 2021 will occur on May 26. The eclipse would begin at 2:17 pm in India and end at 7:19 pm. Here is all you need to know about the first Chandra Grahan of year.
hen does an eclipse take place? An eclipse takes place when one heavenly body such as a moon or planet moves into the shadow of another heavenly body. On Earth, we can experience two kinds of eclipses: solar eclipses and lunar eclipses.
There are three kinds of lunar eclipses: total, partial, and penumbral. A total lunar eclipse occurs when Earth's umbra covers the Moon's entire surface. A partial lunar eclipse occurs when only part of the Moon's surface is obscured by Earth's umbra.
When the Moon travels through the faint penumbral portion of Earth's shadow a penumbral lunar eclipse happens. At least two partial lunar eclipses happen every year, but total lunar eclipses are rare. However, in 2021 we are going to witness a total lunar eclipse.
May 2021 total lunar eclipse: Date
The first total lunar Eclipse of 2021 will occur on May 26 and as per timeanddate.com, the total lunar eclipse would begin at 2:17 pm in India and end at 7:19 pm.
May 2021 total lunar eclipse: Visibility
The first Lunar Eclipse of 2021 will be visible in South Asia, East Asia, Australia, much of North America, South America, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean and Antarctica.