A total of lunar eclipse is expected to take place worldwide on May 26th. This month’s full moon is considered the largest “supermoon” of the year and offers the first total lunar eclipse in more than two years. In India it will be visible from the northeast region for a short period of time, some parts of West Bengal, coastal parts of Odisha and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
The solar eclipse will be visible in the region that covers South America, North America, Asia, Australia, Antarctica, the Pacific and the Indian Ocean, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
“From India, shortly after the moon rises, the end of the partial phase of the solar eclipse will be visible for a short time from the northeastern parts (except Sikkim), some parts of West Bengal, some coastal stretches of Odisha and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands,” said the IMD.
According to NASA, a number of heavenly events have occurred since May 17th, culminating in the total lunar eclipse.
The partial phase of the solar eclipse begins at 3:15 p.m. and ends at 6:23 p.m., while the full phase starts at 4:39 p.m. and ends at 4:58 a.m.
The solar eclipse is seen from Port Blair from 5:38 p.m. and viewed for 45 minutes, the longest time.
The lunar eclipse occurs on a full moon day when the earth is between the sun and moon and all three objects are aligned. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the entire moon falls under the shadow of the earth, and the partial lunar eclipse occurs when only part of the moon falls under the shadow of the earth.