Super Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse 2021: The much awaited time has arrived. The Super Blood Moon is already visible from many parts of the world. A total Lunar Eclipse will also take place. In India, most of us won’t be able to witness the celestial spactacle. The total Lunar Eclipse will be at its best in parts of the United States, Australia, the Pacific and New Zealand. Netizens and sky watchers are already clicking amazing videos and photos, and posting on Twitter. Compared to other Full Moons, today’s Super Blood Moon or the Flower Moon will be nearest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear as the closet and largest Full Moon of the year. Unlike a solar eclipse, you won’t need special eye glasses to view the Lunar Eclipse.
Watch the Full Moon from International Space Station:
The Moon from the International Space Station.
— ESA Operations (@esaoperations) May 26, 2021
Where will the Lunar Eclipse be visible from?
- The total eclipse phase of the Moon will be visible around moonset in:
- Western United States and Canada
- All of Mexico, most of Central America and Ecuador, western Peru, southern Chile and Argentina.
- The eclipse can be seen in its entirety in eastern Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, including Hawaii.
- In most of India, the total Lunar Eclipse won’t be visible. Those living in the eastern parts of the country are likely to see the last part of the eclipse.
- The partial Lunar Eclipse will start around 3:15 PM and end at 6:22 PM in Kolkata.
The total Lunar Eclipse will occur for over several hours, when the moon will pass through Earth’s shadow.
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