Superintendent of Jeevaji Observatory located in Ujjain. Rajendraprakash Gupta said that there would be four eclipses in 2021, including one full solar eclipse and one full lunar eclipse, but only two would be visible from India.
He told PTI that the first of these will be held on May 26, and will be seen in parts of West Bengal, coastal Odisha and north-eastern states except Sikkim, as the moon appears earlier in these places than in other places. of the country.
He said, “Earth will cover 101.6 percent of the Moon during this astronomical event.”
A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon.
Mr. Gupta said that the solar eclipse on June 10 would not be visible in India and that in this event, the moon would come between the Sun and the Earth, covering 94.3 percent of the Sun and would be seen as a “ring”. Fire ”.
He said that partial lunar eclipse on November 19 can be seen for a short time in Arunachal Pradesh and parts of Assam.
“At the peak of this event, 97.9 percent of the moon will be seen covered by the Earth’s shadow. The total solar eclipse on December 4, the last of 2021, however, will not be visible from India,” he said.
This year, there were two solar and four lunar eclipses.
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