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Publish Date: 26 May, 2021 |

First Lunar Eclipse of 2021: On Wednesday, May 26, 2021, the first and last full lunar eclipse of the year is going to take place. This is the first full lunar eclipse of this year. However, a full Lunar eclipse will not be seen in India. It can be easily seen in countries like America, Southeast Asia, Australia, Oceania, Alaska and Canada and Mexico. 

According to astronomers, during the lunar eclipse, a wonderful view of the blood moon will be seen in America for 14 minutes. The total duration of the lunar eclipse is said to be 5 hours and 2 minutes. The full lunar eclipse will last for 14 minutes and the partial phase will be for 2 hours 53 minutes. The lunar eclipse can be seen in India, therefore, the Sutak period will not be valid.

Lunar eclipse time

The lunar eclipse will begin on May 26 at 02:00 and will end at 07.19 in the evening. The maximum impact of this eclipse will be on the Scorpio zodiac and Anuradha nakshatra.

What kind of eclipse will happen

The first lunar eclipse of the year to occur on May 26 will be a shadow eclipse. This eclipse will not be considered to have any religious implications due to its shadow.

Where in the world will the lunar eclipse be seen

The first lunar eclipse of the year will be fully visible in the US, East Asia, Northern Europe, the Pacific Ocean and some areas of Australia, while in India it will look like a shadow.

Sutak era

There is no restriction on any kind of religious work in the eclipse, therefore, this day will not be considered as Sutak period. Also during the eclipse, the doors of the temple will not be closed and any kind of auspicious work will not be stopped.

What is a shadow after all

Before the eclipse begins, the Moon enters in the Earth's shadow. When the moon comes out without coming into the real shadow of the Earth, it is called an shadow eclipse. When the Moon enters the Earth's actual shadow, a full lunar eclipse occurs. The shadow eclipse is not considered an actual lunar eclipse.

How many lunar eclipses will occur in the year 2021

The year 2021 will see a total of 2 lunar eclipses, the first lunar eclipse will occur on 26 May and the second lunar eclipse will take place on 19 November 2021. The lunar eclipse on November 19 will be a partial eclipse.


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