Total lunar eclipse to take place on Vesak day

Amani Nilar | Published: 12:11 PM May 23 2021
Local Total lunar eclipse to take place on Vesak day

A total lunar eclipse is due to take place on Vesak Day (26) May. 

Known as "Super Flower Blood Moon lunar eclipse", it will be the first total eclipse of the moon since 2019 January. 

The eclipse can be observed during the early hours of Wednesday (26) when the full moon becomes completely immersed in Earth's dark umbral shadow.

During the eclipse, the moon will be completely dark for  14 minutes and 31 seconds, and will be completely visible to those in Hawaii, U.S. Pacific coast, Australia, South America and South-East Asia.

Amani Nilar | Published: 12:11 PM May 23 2021

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