Total lunar eclipse to be visible in North East on April 4

Guwahati, PTI | Updated : 26 March 2015, 11:09 AM

Star gazers will be treated to a total lunar eclipse, which will be visible in the North East of India on April 4.

The total lunar eclipse will take place from 3:45:04 PM to 7:15:2 PM (IST), Superintendent of Ujjain Jiwaji Observatory Dr Rajendraprakash Gupt told PTI today.

The celestial event will last for about three and a half hours, he said, adding, it will be at its peak at 5:30:30 PM when the earth’s shadow will block the moon completely.

A magnificent viewing of the event is expected in the North East where dusk falls early in India, the superintendent of the two-century-old observatory said.

A total lunar eclipse takes place when the Earth comes between the Sun and Moon and form a straight line. The Earth blocks any direct sunlight from reaching the Moon, he added.

First Published: Thursday, March 26, 2015 11:07 AM
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