Friday, December 09, 2011
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Timings and Details of the Total Lunar Eclipse on Saturday, 10th December:
In the NE states,West Bengal,Sikkim,Bihar,Jharkhand and some parts of Chattisgarh, the moon rises before the P1 stage. So they can experience the entire phenomena starting with the shading of the moon. Places other than these, will see an eclipsed moon rising.
Moon enters the Umbra - 0615PM IST
Total Eclipse Begins - 0736PM IST
MAXIMUM - 0802PM IST
Total Eclipse Ends- 0827PM IST
Partial Eclipse ends - 0948PM IST
Penumbral Eclipse ends- 11PM IST
Moon Rise in Mumbai on Saturday is at 17h 57m IST.
The general timings for regions shown in the map above are -
P1 = 11:33:32 UT ….. (0503PM IST)….. Moon enters the penumbra
U1 = 12:45:42 UT …. (0615PM IST)….. Moon enters the umbra
U2 = 14:06:16 UT ….. (0736PM IST) … TOTAL ECLIPSE BEGINS
GREATEST ECLIPSE - 1432UT ( 0802PM IST)
U3 = 14:57:24 UT …. (0827PM IST)
U4 = 16:17:58 UT….. (0948PM IST) … MOON LEAVES UMBRA
P4 = 17:30:00 UT …. (11PM IST) … ECLIPSE ENDS
Details from Akshay's Blog.
More details about the concept and actual FAQs of a Lunar eclipse are explained and found on Akshay's Blog here.
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