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Chandra Grahan 26 May 2021: The lunar eclipse of 26 May is very special, know how many times it will take place in India and where it will be seen?

Lunar Eclipse 26 May 2021 in India: The first lunar eclipse of the year is going to take place on 26 May 2021. This time the lunar eclipse will be a full lunar eclipse. This lunar eclipse will be seen in East Asia, Australia, the Pacific, and America. It will also be visible from parts of the Pacific, Atlantic, and the Indian Ocean. The first lunar eclipse of this year will begin at 2.17 pm and will end at 7.19 pm. According to a release by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, there will be a full lunar eclipse on Wednesday and it will be visible from parts of northeastern states of India, parts of West Bengal, parts of Odisha, and Andaman and the Nicobar Islands for some time. 

A full lunar eclipse will occur on May 26, 2021. In India, just after the moonrise, the end of the partial phase of the eclipse will be seen from northeastern parts of India (except Sikkim), parts of West Bengal, some coastal parts of Odisha and Andaman, and the Nicobar Islands. According to a report by the news agency PTI, due to cyclone Yas in West Bengal and Odisha, the chances of the eclipse may be less. According to Indian time, the partial phase of the eclipse will start at around 3.15 pm and end at 6.23 pm. The eclipse will also be visible in areas covering South America, North America, Asia, Australia, Antarctica, the Pacific Ocean, and the Indian Ocean. 

People interested in this astronomical event will be able to see a full lunar eclipse on May 26, 2021. This phenomenon is also called the blood moon because the moon appears slightly reddish-orange in it. Significantly, for the first time after 21 January 2019, a full lunar eclipse is going to happen.

A full lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, due to which the rays of the Sun do not reach the Moon directly. Conversely, a solar eclipse occurs when the moon comes between the Earth and the Sun and casts a shadow on the Earth by blocking the Sun’s rays. 

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This year’s first full lunar eclipse is rare in many ways. It will be called a supermoon on the eclipse day and will be of blood-red color. These two coincidences come once in many years. According to scientists, this is called a superlunar event. Because it will also be a supermoon, there will be an eclipse and the moon will look bloody red. 

According to science, when the moon completely covers the back of the earth, then there is no light of the sun on it. It goes into darkness. But the moon is never completely black. It starts to look red. Therefore, sometimes a full lunar eclipse is also called a blood moon. 

A lunar eclipse is an astronomical event. When the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon and when the Moon comes out of the Earth’s shadow, a lunar eclipse occurs. When the Earth stops the sun’s rays completely, it is called a full lunar eclipse, but when only part of the moon is hidden, it is called a partial lunar eclipse. 

The lunar eclipse always occurs on the full moon night. The moon passes through the shadows of the earth maximum of three times in a year, only then a lunar eclipse occurs. 

A partial eclipse can be seen on May 26 in some cities of India. These cities include Agartala, Aizawl, Kolkata, Cherrapunji, Cooch Behar, Diamond Harbor, Digha, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Kohima, Lumding, Malda, North Lakhimpur, Puri, Silchar. 

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