There will probably be 4 eclipses in 2021, together with one whole photo voltaic eclipse and one whole lunar eclipse, however solely two will probably be seen from India, Ujjain-based Jiwaji Observatory’s Superintendent Dr Rajendraprakash Gupt mentioned on Sunday.
He instructed PTI that the primary of those occasions will probably be on Could 26, and will probably be seen in components of West Bengal, coastal Odisha and within the north-eastern states, besides Sikkim, because the moon is seen earlier in these locations than different components of the nation.
“The earth will cowl the moon by 101.6 per cent throughout this astronomical occasion,” he mentioned.
A complete lunar eclipse happens when the earth comes between the solar and the moon.
Mr Gupt mentioned the annular photo voltaic eclipse on June 10 won’t be seen in India, and on this occasion, the moon will come between the solar and earth, resulting in the solar getting lined 94.three per cent and being seen as a ”ring of fireside”.
He mentioned the partial lunar eclipse, on November 19, might be seen from Arunachal Pradesh and a few components of Assam for a really brief interval.
“On the peak of this occasion, 97.9 per cent of the moon will probably be seen lined by the earth’s shadow. The whole photo voltaic eclipse on December 4, the final of 2021, will, nonetheless, not be seen from India,” he added.
This yr, there have been two photo voltaic and 4 lunar eclipses.
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