First and last total lunar eclipse of the year on May 26


Today on May 26, the first and last Blood Moon of the year 2021 is going to be seen. It is commonly referred to as “Full Lunar Eclipse” and known in English as Total Lunar Eclipse. Let us tell you, a blood moon is visible when the moon hides in the shadow of the earth and red light is seen in the sky. Blood Moon 2021 will 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

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

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

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


after the year 2021 next The total lunar eclipse will be visible on 16 May 2022.

What exactly is Blood Moon?

A blood moon is a condition when the entire surface of the moon turns red. This happens only when the Earth comes between the Moon and the Sun and prevents sunlight from reaching the Moon directly, in such a way that when the light falls on the surface of the Moon by colliding with the Earth’s atmosphere, it turns red, which is called blood. It is called Moon. This lunar eclipse can be seen with the naked eye, but still it is said that it should be seen only through a telescope.

What is a penumbral lunar eclipse

Unlike other lunar eclipses where the center of the Earth and the shadow cover the entire Moon, penumbral lunar eclipses are when the Earth blocks some of the Sun’s light from reaching the Moon directly, through the Earth’s shadow. The outer part is called the penumbra.

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