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Eclipses in Purulia, West Bengal, India

May 26, 2021 at 6:28 pm
Near max in Purulia
Global Event: Total Lunar Eclipse
Local Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, in Purulia
Begins: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 6:24 pm
Maximum: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 6:27 pm -0.079 Magnitude
Ends: Wed, May 26, 2021 at 7:19 pm
Duration: 55 minutes
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May 26, 2021 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Purulia

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in Purulia. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times are local time (IST) for Purulia.

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
2:17 pm Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePenumbral Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East 93°
-53.0°
3:14 pm Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East 97°
-40.7°
4:41 pm Wed, May 26Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse begins Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 104°
-22.2°
4:48 pm Wed, May 26Not directly visibleMaximum Eclipse Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 104°
-20.7°
4:55 pm Wed, May 26Not directly visibleTotal Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 105°
-19.2°
6:22 pm Wed, May 26Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction East-southeast 112°
-0.6°
6:24 pm Wed, May 26RisingMoonrise RisingMap direction East-southeast 113°
-0.2°
6:27 pm Wed, May 26
Maximum in Purulia This is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Purulia. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Purulia because the Moon is below the horizon at that time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Map direction East-southeast 113°
0.2°
7:19 pm Wed, May 26
Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth's penumbra ends.Map direction East-southeast 118°
10.0°

The curvature of the shadow's path and the apparent rotation of the Moon's disk is due to the Earth's rotation.

The total phase of this lunar eclipse is not visible in Purulia, but it can be observed there as a penumbral lunar eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.


Eclipses and Transits Visible in Purulia

Eclipse Visibility From PuruliaVisibility Worldwide
May 26, 2021 Penumbral Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Nov 19, 2021 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, North/West Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
Oct 25, 2022 Partial Solar EclipsePartial Solar Eclipse Europe, South/West Asia, North/East Africa, Atlantic
Nov 8, 2022 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse North/East Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
May 5–6, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/East Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica

Note: Click on the date link for details in Purulia, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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