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Lunar Eclipse 2021: India Date, Time, Where to Watch

Lunar Eclipse 2021: India's first Chandra Grahan of the year, check date and time


There will be four eclipses in 2021, one total solar eclipse and one total lunar eclipse. Out of them, only two will be visible from India. The first will be a lunar eclipse that will be on May 26 and will be visible in India. The other will be an annular solar eclipse on June 10 will not be visible in India. This year, there were two solar and four lunar eclipses.

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A lunar eclipse is an astronomical event when the moon comes into total solar eclipses shadow just behind the Earth. Whereas a solar eclipse is when the moon will come between the sun and earth.

Here is all you need to know about the first lunar eclipse of 2021:


Astronomers have claimed that the first lunar eclipse of the year 2021 will occur on May 26. This will be a total lunar eclipse.

Places where it will be seen:

The eclipse will be visible in South Asia, East Asia, Australia, much of North America, South America, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean and Antarctica.


The first lunar eclipse will take place on the full moon date of the Shukla Paksha of Vaishakh month. This eclipse will last for 19 minutes in the evening of 07. In India, the eclipse would begin at 2:17 pm and end at 7:19 pm, as per timeanddate.com.

Sutak Timing:

The time before the lunar eclipse is called a ‘Sutak’ period. It means any kind of auspicious work is stopped. Sutak period begins 9 hours before the eclipse starts and ends with the eclipse. In India, the first lunar eclipse of 2021 will be the shadow lunar eclipse but it will be a full lunar eclipse in other countries. Since this eclipse will not be visible with the eyes, hence ‘sutak’ period will not be valid.

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