Several parts of India and the globe are eagerly waiting for another celestial event in the form of a total lunar eclipse on November 8. It will be the second and last lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan this year and the moon will turn a reddish-copper colour when the celestial event happens.
The eclipse is visible from all places of India at the time of moonrise. However, the beginning of the partial and total phases of the eclipse is not visible from any places of India as the phenomena will be in progress before moonrise.
“Ending of both the total and the partial phases is visible from the eastern parts of the country. Only the ending of the partial phase is visible from the rest parts of the country,” reported PIB.
The lunar eclipse will be visible in South America, North America, Australia, Asia, the North Atlantic Ocean, and the Pacific Ocean. Lunar Eclipse Timing The eclipse will begin at 14 hr 39 min IST. The total eclipse will start at 15 hr 46 min IST. The ending time of totality is 17h 12m IST and the ending time of partial phase is 18h 19m IST.
Kolkata: Duration of totality from moonrise time up to the end is 20 minutes and the duration from moonrise time up to end of partial eclipse is 1 hr 27 minutes.
Guwahati: The duration of totality from moonrise time up to end is 38 minutes and the duration from Moonrise time up to end of partial eclipse is 1 hr 45 minutes.
Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru: At the time of Moonrise, the partial eclipse after the end of totality will be in progress and for the above cities, the duration from the Moonrise time upto the end of partial eclipse will be 50 min, 18 min, 40 min and 29 min respectively.
Phases of Eclipse Visible from other Cities
Agartala (Moonrise Time 16 :38 IST) Duration of eclipse (from Moonrise time upto the end of umbral phase): 1 hour 41 minutes
Bhubaneswar (Moonrise Time 17: 06 IST)
Duration of eclipse: 1 hour 13 minutes
Chennai (Moonrise Time 17 :39 IST)
Duration of eclipse: 40 minutes
Cuttack: (Moonrise Time 17 : 05 IST)
Duration of eclipse: 1 hour 14 minutes
(Source: Positional Astronomy Centre, Kolkata; India Meteorological Department, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India & inputs from PIB)