The Fact News Service,
The Total Lunar Eclipse occurring on Wednesday will be visible in several countries as the Moon turns into a blood moon. However, India will witness a partial lunar eclipse just after the moonrise in the northeastern states, some parts of West Bengal, some coastal parts of Odisha, and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences, the partial phase of the eclipse will begin at 3.15 pm in India. The total phase of the eclipse will end at 4.58 pm, while the partial phase ends at 6.23 pm.
The eclipse will be seen in Agartala, Aizawl, Kolkata, Cherrapunji, Cooch Behar, DiamondHarbour, Digha, Guwahati, Imphal, Itanagar, Kohima, Lumding, Malda, North Lakhimpur, Paradee, Pashighat, Port Blair, Puri, Shillong, Sibsagar, and Silchar. According to Nasa, the total lunar eclipse will be visible near moonset in the United States and Canada, all of Mexico, most of Central America and Ecuador, western Peru, southern Chile, and Argentina. Along the Asian Pacific Rim, the total eclipse will be visible just after the moonrise.
As the full moon enters Earth’s shadow, it will appear bigger and brighter. An astronomical highlight of 2021, the eclipse will be a combination of a full moon, a blood moon, and a Total Lunar Eclipse. The deep red, orange colour of the moon during an eclipse is a combination of physics working with Earth’s atmosphere to create the spectacular visual. Sunlight bends and scatters as it passes through Earth’s atmosphere.
In the air, colours at the blue and violet end of the rainbow scatter more widely than colours like red and orange. As the red light travels a straighter path through the air some of this heavily filtered morning and evening light makes it all the way through Earth’s atmosphere and reaches the lunar surface illuminating the lunar surface.