The first lunar eclipse of 2021 is set to occur on May 26. This total lunar eclipse will be extraordinary as it will be a super lunar event as sky gazers will get to see a Supermoon, a red Blood Moon, and a lunar eclipse all at once on May 26.
The 2021 lunar eclipse will occur when the Earth will come between the Sun and the Moon and cast a shadow on its only natural satellite. Notably, this will be the first total lunar eclipse since 2019. In the past decade, there have been only nine total lunar eclipses.
The Supermoon, the Blood Moon, and the lunar eclipse on May 26 will be visible to people in India, South Asia, East Asia, Australia, and most of North America, South America, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, and Antarctica.
The partial phase of the lunar eclipse will begin early on May 26 at 3:15 pm IST and end at 6:23 pm IST. The total lunar eclipse, however, will last around 15 minutes, beginning at 4:39 pm IST and ending at 4:58 pm IST.
Places where lunar eclipse will be visible:
1. Agartala at 6.06 pm will remain visible for 17 minutes.
2. Aizawl at 5.59 pm will remain visible for 24 minutes.
3. Kolkata at 6.15 pm will remain visible for 8 minutes.
4. Cherrapunji at 6.06 pm will remain visible for 17 minutes.
5. Cooch Behar at 6.18 pm will be visible for 5 minutes.
6. Diamond Harbour at 6.15 pm will be visible for 8 minutes.
7. Digha at 6.16 pm will be visible for 7 minutes.
8. Guwahati at 6.09 pm will be visible for 14 minutes.
9. Imphal at 5.56 pm will be visible for 27 minutes.
10. Itanagar at 6.02 pm will be visible for 21 minutes.