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The Moon-Mars occultation will also be visible to the naked eye. (HT Archive)

Moon-Mars occultation: Rare encounter of celestial bodies to be visible today

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 11:11 AM IST
Moon-Mars occultation occurs twice every year.
Lunar Eclipse 2020: The penumbral lunar eclipse shall start at 11:15 pm on June 5 and end at 2:34 am on June 6. The entire duration of the eclipse shall be 3 hours and 19 minutes. The eclipse can be seen at its full stage at 12:54 am.(Unsplash)
Lunar Eclipse 2020: The penumbral lunar eclipse shall start at 11:15 pm on June 5 and end at 2:34 am on June 6. The entire duration of the eclipse shall be 3 hours and 19 minutes. The eclipse can be seen at its full stage at 12:54 am.(Unsplash)

Lunar Eclipse 2020: When, where and how to see the Strawberry Moon eclipse in India

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 12:22 PM IST
Lunar Eclipse 2020: During a lunar eclipse, the earth comes between the sun and the moon. There are three kinds of lunar eclipse- total lunar eclipse, partial lunar eclipse and penumbral lunar eclipse. On June 5 a penumbral eclipse shall take place.
Changes seen in Moon during prebural lunar eclipse in New Delhi late Friday night(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Changes seen in Moon during prebural lunar eclipse in New Delhi late Friday night(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

2020’s first penumbral lunar eclipse tonight

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2020 03:22 AM IST
In this case, the moon passes through the outer penumbral shadow that the Earth casts on it. In such a situation, the perceivable darkening of the moon is minimal, thus it is rather difficult to visually differentiate a penumbral eclipse from a full moon.
The penumbral lunar eclipse will also be visible from different countries in Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe.(Himanshu Vyas / Hindustan Times)
The penumbral lunar eclipse will also be visible from different countries in Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe.(Himanshu Vyas / Hindustan Times)

First lunar eclipse of 2020 on cards on Friday

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 05:14 PM IST
The lunar eclipse on Friday will be the first of four penumbral lunar eclipses that will take place this year. It will begin at 10.37 pm on January 10 and will end around 2.42 am on January 11
Ever since humans could see, the Moon has been regarded as a power or God that looks down upon humans with it’s glowing beauty.(Instagram/ nasa)
Ever since humans could see, the Moon has been regarded as a power or God that looks down upon humans with it’s glowing beauty.(Instagram/ nasa)

Lunar Eclipse 2020: Werewolves and sex, 5 myths about the Lunar Eclipse

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Asheeza Baig
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 08:13 AM IST
Lunar Eclipse 2020: The penumbral lunar eclipse in June 2020 is called the ‘Strawberry Moon Eclipse’ and is set to take place on June 5. Here are five wild myths about Lunar eclipses.
A full moon is seen during a lunar eclipse in Beijing, China January 31, 2018.(Reuters File)
A full moon is seen during a lunar eclipse in Beijing, China January 31, 2018.(Reuters File)

Lunar Eclipse 2020: Here’s all you need to know about the celestial event

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 10:51 AM IST
On January 10, India will see the first of four penumbral lunar eclipses of 2020.
In India, the partial lunar eclipse will be visible during the intervening night of July 16 and 17.(HT file photo)
In India, the partial lunar eclipse will be visible during the intervening night of July 16 and 17.(HT file photo)

Lunar eclipse 2019: Portals of Badrinath closed till 4:40 am due to chandra grahan

Chamoli (Uttarakhand) | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2019 09:35 PM IST
As per the Hindu beliefs, no religious ritual can be performed during the lunar eclipse. Accordingly, temples remain closed for a specified period of time before, after and during an eclipse.
The Moon will remain partially eclipsed till 4:29 am on Wednesday. So it is a golden opportunity for the sky enthusiasts in the country as the eclipse will be visible almost throughout the night, he said.(Himanshu Vyas / Hindustan Times)
The Moon will remain partially eclipsed till 4:29 am on Wednesday. So it is a golden opportunity for the sky enthusiasts in the country as the eclipse will be visible almost throughout the night, he said.(Himanshu Vyas / Hindustan Times)

Partial lunar eclipse tonight, to last three hours

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 03:32 PM IST
Lunar Eclipse: The celestial phenomenon will be visible entirely from all parts of the country, besides parts of South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, Duari said.
A total lunar eclipse is seen in Perth on July 28.(AFP Photo)
A total lunar eclipse is seen in Perth on July 28.(AFP Photo)

Delhi misses chance to witness ‘blood moon’ as clouds obscure view

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2018 09:26 AM IST
Several parts of north India, including Delhi, have been witnessing monsoon rains for the past a few days.
This picture shows the full moon during a 'blood moon' eclipse as seen from the eastern Turkey city of Tunceli on July 27, 2018.(AFP)
This picture shows the full moon during a 'blood moon' eclipse as seen from the eastern Turkey city of Tunceli on July 27, 2018.(AFP)

‘Blood moon’ dazzles skygazers across the world in century’s longest lunar eclipse

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2018 11:09 AM IST
The longest ‘blood moon’ eclipse of this century coincided with Mars' closest approach in 15 years to treat skygazers across the globe to a thrilling celestial spectacle. However, overcast skies in some regions, such as northern Indian, missed the view.
The famous Ganga aarti ritual is usually held in the evening at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi and Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar.(File photo)
The famous Ganga aarti ritual is usually held in the evening at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi and Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar.(File photo)

Lunar eclipse: Ganga aarti performed in daytime in Haridwar, Varanasi

Varanasi/Haridwar, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 05:59 PM IST
The timing of the Ganga aarti was advanced by around five hours as all auspicious activities are supposed to stopped nine hours before the lunar eclipse
A blood moon visible in Noida in January 2018. The best time to view the lunar eclipse will be around 1:51 am on Saturday. The total phase of eclipse will end at 2:43 am.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)
A blood moon visible in Noida in January 2018. The best time to view the lunar eclipse will be around 1:51 am on Saturday. The total phase of eclipse will end at 2:43 am.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)

Lunar eclipse today, but cloudy skies may play spoilsport for sky gazers

New Delhi/Hyderabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 11:34 AM IST
The longest lunar eclipse of the century occurs, beginning late in night and stretching for almost two hours. The best time to view the eclipse will be at around 2am on Saturday morning.
Lunar eclipse 2018: A lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes behind the earth and is eclipsed by the Earth’s shadow.(Shutterstock)
Lunar eclipse 2018: A lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes behind the earth and is eclipsed by the Earth’s shadow.(Shutterstock)

Lunar eclipse 2018: What the longest eclipse and Blood Moon means for your zodiac sign

By Dr Prem Kumar Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2018 12:37 PM IST
Lunar eclipse 2018: The longest lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan in the century will take place on July 27, 2018. And it will be accompanied by a Blood Moon, where this heavenly body turns intense red. What will be the effect of this dual celestial event on the zodiac signs?
The longest possible period of totality for a lunar eclipse is an hour and 47 minutes.(Praful Gangurde)
The longest possible period of totality for a lunar eclipse is an hour and 47 minutes.(Praful Gangurde)

When, how and where to watch the total lunar eclipse in India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Tejas Narayan
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2018 09:31 AM IST
Moongazers would be able to watch the eclipse for six hours and 14 minutes, with the ‘total phase’ lasting for an hour and 43 minutes.
In this file photo taken on January 31, 2018 the ‘super blue blood moon’ is seen over Los Angeles, California.(AFP File Photo)
In this file photo taken on January 31, 2018 the ‘super blue blood moon’ is seen over Los Angeles, California.(AFP File Photo)

Lunar eclipse: The science behind the blood moon and the reddish glow

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Tejas Narayan
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2018 04:49 PM IST
The total Lunar eclipse on Friday will last about an hour and 43 minutes with the moon in perfect alignment with the sun and Earth.
The moon turns red during a lunar eclipse as seen in New Delhi on January 31, 2018.(AP file photo)
The moon turns red during a lunar eclipse as seen in New Delhi on January 31, 2018.(AP file photo)

Countdown begins for the longest lunar eclipse of the century

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2018 12:35 PM IST
Lunar eclipse 2018: Star-gazers across the world will also get a chance to witness a deep red Blood Moon, a situation that occurs when the moon is perfectly eclipsed and appears reddish due to the sunlight.
The ‘diamond ring effect’ is seen during a total solar eclipse in August 2017.(AFP)
The ‘diamond ring effect’ is seen during a total solar eclipse in August 2017.(AFP)

Coming up: Solar eclipse, longest lunar eclipse in century and date with Mars this month

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2018 12:34 PM IST
People are in for a triple celestial treat this month with a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse set to happen and Mars expected to come closest to Earth than it has in nearly two decades.
The partial eclipse of the moon will start around 11.54 pm Indian Standard Time, with the total eclipse beginning at 1 am on July 28.(Shutterstock photo)
The partial eclipse of the moon will start around 11.54 pm Indian Standard Time, with the total eclipse beginning at 1 am on July 28.(Shutterstock photo)

Century’s longest total lunar eclipse on July 27

Kolkata | By IANS
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 03:27 PM IST
The eclipse will last for 1 hour and 43 minutes. For viewers in India, the eclipse, both partial and the total, will be visible in its entirety from all parts of the country.
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