First and Last Eclipse in 2015 For Entire India - Total Lunar Eclipse 4 April 2015

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First and Last Eclipse visible from entire India in year 2015 will occur on 4th April, 2015. This eclipse is a Total Lunar Eclipse. Across the world this eclipse will be visible in the region covering most part of Asia, North America, South America, Australia, Antarctica, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. This Eclipse is visible from entire India.

Depending up on the location of an observer and Moon Rise Time eclipse will be visible Total or Mostly partial in the last ending phases of Eclipse. The next Lunar Eclipse for 2015 will occur on 28th Sept, 2015 but it is visible from extreme western part of Gujarat& Rajasthan only and not entire India.

Timings of Eclipse in Indian standard Time & Date: Eclipse in various phases begins at 2.30 p.m. and Ends at 8.31 p.m. on 4th April 2015. The noticeable Umbral phase begins at 3.45 p.m. and Ends at 7.15 p.m. wherein Total Phase begins at 5.24 p.m. and ends at 5.37 p.m.
In other words: Though astronomically speaking Eclipse begins at 2.30 p.m. with moon entering lighter Shadow of Earth. People can noticeably witness darkening (or leaving) of Moon’s disk by Earth Shadow between 3.45 pm. to 7.15p.m. Provided Moon rises above horizon from their location.

Importantly moon will be completely immersed in the dark shadow of earth from 5.24 pm. to 5.37 p.m. during Totality Phase

Note: Moon rises at 6.09 pm. in Vishakhapatnam, at 6.20 p.m. in Vijayawada, at 6.29 p.m. in Hyderabad. Srinagar (6.53pm), Bhopal (6.36 p.m.), Kanyakumari (6.29pm), Kolkata (5.51pm.), Mumbai (6.54 p.m.), Ahmadabad (6.56pm).

Best places to see this Eclipse in India: North Eastern States, Port Blair and other places where Moon Rises early are best locations to observe this eclipse.

Watch Beginning of Total to End : Importantly in India people in Tezu (in Lohit District) and Roing (in Lower Dibang Valley district) of Arunachal Pradesh can witness the eclipse from beginning of Totality Phase to End i.e. People here can see Moon’s Disk is starting to being totally immersed in Earth Shadow till it leaving in the End.  

Watch Total to End: Whereas People in around Port Blair, Dibrugarh, Imphal, Kohima Aizwal, Itanagar can see the Greatest phase when Moon Disk is already totally immersed in Earth Shadow till End when it leaves.

Whereas people in Rest of India would see this eclipse partially after the total phase is over towards end of umbral phase i.e. when Moon is leaving earth darker shadow. 
Highlight Points : 1. Various Phases of Eclipse start before Moon Rise – For an Observer Exact Time/Visibility Depends on when Moon Rises in His/ Her Location – Next Lunar Eclipse on 28 Sept 2015 visible from extreme western part of Gujarat and Rajasthan only

2. People in around Tezu and Roing of Arunachal Pradesh, Port Blair, Dibrugarh, Imphal, Kohima Aizwal, Itanagar can see Moon Totally immersed in Earth Dark Shadow – Rest of India this Eclipse is visible partially i.e. Close to End of umbral phase when Moon’s Disk leaves Earth Darker Shadow

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