The first Eclipse among the four eclipses- two Lunar and two Solar in 2021 will occur on Wednesday.
Though this eclipse is a Total Lunar Eclipse, people at few places in India will see only a small part of Moon’s Disk darkened provided Moon rises before 6.23 pm in that location.
Planetary Society of India (PSI) Director N Sri Raghunandan Kumar told UNI that, across the world this Eclipse will be visible in the region covering South America, North America, Asia, Australia, Antarctica, the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean.
He said the eclipse in various phases begins at 2.16 p.m. tomorrow and ends at 7.21 p.m. The noticeable Umbral phase begins at 3.15 p.m. and ends at 6.23 p.m. Whereas from 4.39 p.m. to 4.58 p.m. the totality phase (Moon completely hidden in Earth Shadow) occurs.
As the timings of this eclipse occur even before Moonrise in India, except few places, rest of India will miss this eclipse.
The PSI Director said the places along with timings of Moonrise where people can witness this eclipse at the end part of darker noticeable Umbral Phase are- Agartala (18.06), Aizawl (17.59), Kolkata (18.15), Cherrapunji (18.06), Cooch Behar (18.18), Diamond Harbor (18.15), Digha (18.16), Guwahati (18.09), Imphal(17.56), Itanagar (18.02), Kohima (17.57), Lumding (18.01), Malda (18.21), North Lakhimpur (18.00), Paradeep (18.18), Pashighat (17.57), Port Blair (17.38), Puri (18.21), Shillong (18.06), Sibsagar (17.58) and Silchar (18.01).
The rest of the country will miss umbral phase due to delayed Moonrise depending on their location. While the Penumbral phase lasts till 7.21 pm people across India or World cannot appreciate this phase of the Eclipse as it unnoticeable with Moon immersed in very lighter outer Shadow of Earth
A Lunar Eclipse occurs when earth in course of its orbit around sun, comes between moon and sun, such a way that moon his hidden in the shadow cast by earth.