On 8th October Total Lunar Eclipse will occur. This eclipse though called Total it is visibile
partially in India (except Western part of India) and that to for shorter
period towards end of eclipse.
People in major parts of India can see a part of Moon’s Disk is
immersed in earth’s dark shadow and slowly leaving during (Umbral phase) ending
of Eclipse. Whereas western part of India would see the eclipse with moon (in
difficult to notice) light tinge of earth’s lighter shadow (during penumbral
phase). This is because Moon rises after (Umbral phase i.e. Darker) of eclipse
Some of the Major places
where eclipse is not visible are:
Ahemedabad, ajmer, amritsar, Bangalore, Cochin, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanniyakumari,
Kozikode, Mumbai, Mount Abu, Mysore, Thiruvunantapuram, Ujjain.
Eclipse in Indian standard Time & Date: Eclipse in various phases begins at 1.44 pm IST on 8th
Oct, 2014 and Ends at 7.05 p.m IST. The noticeable Umbra phase (when Moon enters
earth darker shadow) begins at 2.25 p.m.
IST and Ends at 6.05 p.m IST.
India we can’t see Total Phase? The totalily phase of
eclipse is from 3.55pm IST to 4.55 p.m.IST wherein middle or max. of
eclipse occurs at 4.25 p.m. IST. For
Ex;- Moon rises late around 6pm for Hyd.
In other words: Though astronomically speaking Eclipse begins at 1.44 p.m. on 8th Oct with moon entering lighter Shadow
of Earth and ends with Moon leaving lighter outer shadow of earth at 7.05 p.m. on 8th Oct. People across the world can noticeably
witness darkening (or leaving) Moon’s disk parttially or fully between 2.25pm. to 6.05pm. For most of India last few minutes before
eclipse ends is visible.
Best Timing India - From Moon rise to 6.05pm – East Direction: depending on location of
observer Moon rises 15-20 Minutes before
Eclipse ends one can start observing the pheonomena. For Hyderabad Moon Rises at 6pm. So people can see Eclipse from 6 pm to
6.05 p.m. No Filters are required to
watch this spectacle. One has to look towards east direction after Sunset. It
is suggested to view from highest place above ground where one can see horizon
clearly without obstruction of tress, buildings.
Best place with longer duration
In India: North-Eastern states of India are best
place with longer duration to see this eclipse because of early moon rise at
around 5.45 p.m. when Eclipse is in progress.
Area of visibility across
the World: The Eclipse will be visible in the region
covering the Americas, Australasia and Asia. The places from where the
beginning of the umbral phase is visible at the time ofmoonset are
some parts of Argentina, Brazil, North Atlantic Ocean and Green Land. The
places from where the ending of umbral phase is visible at the time of moonrise
are Indian Ocean, some parts of India, western parts of China, some parts of Kazakhstan
and Russia. North America, Newzland,
Japan, parts of Australia etc.. would see all phases of Eclipse from
Beginning to End.
Eclipse on 4th April, 2015: The next opportunity to see a Lunar Eclipse in India
will occur on 4th April, 2015
which is Total Lunar Eclipse however again people can see it partially.
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