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Partial lunar eclipse will be visible in Northeast India, parts of Bengal and Odisha on May 26 | India News

NEW DELHI: A total lunar eclipse will occur on May 26, but it will be visible across the country for a short time from northeast India, some parts of west bengal, coastal parts of Odisha and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IM D), the eclipse will be visible in the region covering South America, North America, Asia, Australia, Antarctica, the Pacific Ocean, and the Indian Ocean.
“From India, just after moonrise, the end of the partial phase of the eclipse will be visible for a short time from parts of the northeast (except Sikkim), some parts of West Bengal, some coastal parts of Odisha and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, “said IMD.
The partial phase of the eclipse will begin at 3:15 p.m. and end at 6:23 a.m., while the total phase will begin at 4:39 p.m. and end at 4:58 p.m.
The eclipse can be viewed from Port Blair from 5.38pm and can be viewed for 45 minutes, the longest time. It can be viewed from Puri and Malda starting at 6:21 PM, but it can only be viewed for two minutes.
The next lunar eclipse will be visible from India on November 19. It will be a partial lunar eclipse. The end of the partial phase will be visible for a very short time just after moonrise from the extreme northeast of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.
The lunar eclipse occurs in a Moon day the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon and when the three objects are aligned. A total lunar eclipse will occur when the entire Moon is under the threshold shadow of the Earth and the partial lunar eclipse will occur when only a part of the Moon is under the threshold shadow of the Earth.



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