Today is the second lunar eclipse of the year, find out the details of when and how you will see the sky in Kolkata

Solar and lunar eclipses are fascinating not only in space research, but also in the case of ordinary people like us. Today, June 5, is going to be the second lunar eclipse of this year. The first lunar eclipse of this year was on January 10. You will see this lunar eclipse from India. However, this time the color of the moon will be red during the lunar eclipse.

In India, the lunar eclipse will start at 11:15 pm on June 5 and will end the next day at 2:34 pm. This lunar eclipse will be best seen from India at 12:54 pm on June 6.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the earth moves between the sun and the moon and prevents light rays from the sun from reaching the moon. During a lunar eclipse, the earth moves between the sun and the moon, blocking out all light. But this time the lunar eclipse Strawberry Moon lunar eclipse. This time you will see the moon a little darker red in the lunar eclipse.

What is Strawberry Moon-

In the 1930s, Almanac published various Indian names for the full moon. Meanwhile, June is the first month of strawberry cultivation in the northern United States. This is why the full moon of June is called ‘Strawberry Moon’.

Where to see the lunar eclipse-

This lunar eclipse can be seen from Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South and Southeast America, the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and Antarctica.


This lunar eclipse will last for three hours and 19 minutes.

Do's and Don'ts

You can see the lunar eclipse with the naked eye, you don't have to wear different glasses to watch the solar eclipse. In India it is believed that eating any food during this period is bad. Also according to religious views, it is very bad to go to any temple or pilgrimage at this time. Cooking during lunar eclipses is also considered harmful.

Next lunar eclipse-

The next two lunar eclipses this year will be on July 5 and November 30.


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