Check out Chandra Grahan 2018 and Sutak timings for India on Lunar Eclipse

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Chandra Grahan 2018 timings for India on Jan 31, how to watch and more
Chandra Grahan 2018 timings for India on Jan 31, how to watch and more

New Delhi : A special evening is knocking at the door of the enthusiastic stargazers as they will get a rare chance of viewing a super blue blood Moon on Wednesday.

According to NASA, the January 31 full moon is special for three reasons. It is the third in a series of "supermoons," when the Moon is closer to Earth in its orbit -- known as perigee -- and about 14 per cent brighter than usual. It is also the second full moon of the month, commonly known as a "blue moon." 

To help the stargazers watch the "super blue blood Moon", the Nehru Planetarium at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library here is organising an event, A moonrise in Eclipse!, from 6.30 p.m.-9 p.m. on Wednesday.

SPACE India, a start-up focused on astronomy education and astro-tourism services, said it would also organise events to observe the phenomenon from 6p.m.-9.30 p.m. at various locations across India, including at India Gate.

Chandra Grahan 2018 Timings on  31 January

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse begins at – 4.21 PM, 31 January 2018 – Not Visible – Grahan Sparsha Kaal (Prachchaya Chandra Grahan starts)

Partial Lunar Eclipse begins at – 5.18 PM, 31 January 2018 – Not Visible – Pakshika Chandra Grahan starts

Total Lunar Eclipse begins at – 6.22 PM – Visible – Sampurna Chandra Grahan starts

Mid Eclipse at – 7.00 PM – Visible – Grahan Madhya Kaal (Madhya Chandra Grahan)

Total Lunar Eclipse ends at – 7.38 PM – Visible – Sampurna Chandra Grahan starts

Partial Lunar Eclipse ends at – 8.41 PM – Visible – Pakshika Chandra Grahan Moksha Kaala

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse ends at – 9.38 PM, 31 January 2018 – Visible – Grahan Antya Kaal (Prachchaya Chandra Grahan ends)

This 2018 1st lunar eclipse can be best viewed in countries like India, Australia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka etc, vis-à-vis, regions of most of Asia, the Pacific, North America and Australia. Some of the cities (for the viewing) to mention would be Moscow, Tokyo, Chicago IL, Los Angeles CA, Singapore, Dhaka, Beijing, Sydney (Australia), Bangkok, Manila, Delhi etc. Some of the other locations-regions will witness only partial eclipse.