Date, calendar of the 2021 lunar eclipse: Sky watchers will be able to see a total lunar eclipse on May 26, 2021, which is tomorrow. This phenomenon is also called a blood moon because the moon appears a slightly reddish orange color. It is important to note that a total lunar eclipse is taking place for the first time since January 21, 2019.
The total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth comes between the sun and the moon, preventing the sun’s rays from directly reaching the moon. In contrast, the solar eclipse takes place when the moon comes between the Earth and the sun to cast a shadow on the Earth blocking the sun’s rays.
A lunar #eclipse is sometimes referred to as a “blood moon,” but the actual source of the color red is quite soft: it is light filtered through all of the sunrises and sunsets on Earth. Here is our video guide for # LunarEclipse2021 and how to see it on May 26: https://t.co/sDNOcwAxcF pic.twitter.com/cNYkKLCPho
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Total lunar eclipse of May 26, 2021
The first total lunar eclipse of 2021 is scheduled to occur on May 26. The lunar eclipse will be visible in East Asia, Australia, the Pacific and America. It will also be visible from parts of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. It is important to note that the eclipse will not be visible in India. This year’s first total lunar eclipse will begin at 2:17 p.m. according to Indian Standard Timing (IST) and will be visible until 7:19 p.m.
What is the lunar eclipse?
A lunar eclipse does not occur until the full moon. This is when the Moon passes through part of the Earth’s shadow which is made up of two cone-shaped components. The outer shadow is an area where the Earth blocks some of the Sun’s rays from reaching the Moon, while the inner or shadow shadow is an area where the Earth blocks all direct sunlight from reaching the Moon.