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Lunar Eclipse 2021: Here’s All You Need To Know About Super Blood Moon Of May 26

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A Super Blood Moon and total Lunar Eclipse will be seen on Wednesday, May 26. The Lunar Eclipse or Chandra Grahan, the first in over two years, won’t be seen from most parts of India. Only a few places in the eastern parts of the country will be able to see the partial eclipse close to the eastern horizon after moonrise.

When to see? 

According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences, the partial phase of the eclipse will begin at 3.15 pm in India. The total phase of the eclipse will end at 4.58 pm, while the partial phase ends at 6.23 pm.

What is a Super Blood Moon?

NASA defines Super Moon occurrence as when a full moon coincides with its closest approach to the Earth. It looks slightly brighter and larger than a regular full moon, hence the name super moon.

A lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon. During the lunar eclipse, when the moon at its closest point to Earth in its orbit appears reddish and rusty when it moves through Earth’s shadow, it is called Super Blood Moon.

What is lunar eclipse?

A lunar eclipse is when the earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, blocking the sunlight from falling on the Moon. May 26’s eclipse is a total lunar eclipse when the Moon and Sun are on opposite sides of Earth, forming a straight line and completely covering the Moon.

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