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Lunar eclipse to be visible in Arunachal

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KOLKATA, April 3 � The first total lunar eclipse of 2015 would be visible in its entirety tomorrow from some parts of the eastern-most region of Arunachal Pradesh, a senior astrophysicist today said.

�Tezu and Roing in Arunachal Pradesh will witness the total lunar eclipse lasting for four minutes 43 seconds just after the moonrise. Places where the moon will be rising during the eclipse will be Dibrugarh, Imphal, Kohima and Port Blair,� Director, Research and Academic, MP Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, MP Birla Planetarium, Dr Debiprosad Duari said.

The rest of India, including Kolkata, will be able to observe varying degrees of partial eclipse starting from the moonrise at their respective geographical positions, he said.

The lunar eclipse will start at around 3.45 pm. The eclipse will be total at 5.27 pm and will remain so until 5.32 pm. Thereafter, the partial eclipse will last up to 7.14 pm, he said.

Talking about the uniqueness of tomorrow�s celestial event, Dr Duari said, �The duration of the totality will be very short compared to other total lunar eclipses. This time, rather than passing deep into the Earth�s shadow, the moon will be passing through the shadow�s edge. � PTI

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Lunar eclipse to be visible in Arunachal

KOLKATA, April 3 � The first total lunar eclipse of 2015 would be visible in its entirety tomorrow from some parts of the eastern-most region of Arunachal Pradesh, a senior astrophysicist today said.

�Tezu and Roing in Arunachal Pradesh will witness the total lunar eclipse lasting for four minutes 43 seconds just after the moonrise. Places where the moon will be rising during the eclipse will be Dibrugarh, Imphal, Kohima and Port Blair,� Director, Research and Academic, MP Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, MP Birla Planetarium, Dr Debiprosad Duari said.

The rest of India, including Kolkata, will be able to observe varying degrees of partial eclipse starting from the moonrise at their respective geographical positions, he said.

The lunar eclipse will start at around 3.45 pm. The eclipse will be total at 5.27 pm and will remain so until 5.32 pm. Thereafter, the partial eclipse will last up to 7.14 pm, he said.

Talking about the uniqueness of tomorrow�s celestial event, Dr Duari said, �The duration of the totality will be very short compared to other total lunar eclipses. This time, rather than passing deep into the Earth�s shadow, the moon will be passing through the shadow�s edge. � PTI