Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi
26 May, 2021 | 7:53 am
COLOMBO (News 1st): The first total lunar eclipse of the year 2021 will be visible to Sri Lanka today (May 26).
The Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will be visible in the sky over Sri Lanka, when the moon is in the less dark shadow of the Earth (penumbra), as a penumbral lunar eclipse with a little dimming of the Moon’s brightens.
Accordingly, starting from 6:23 PM to 7:20 PM on Wednesday (May 26), the brightness of only a part of the moon will be slightly reduced and the lunar eclipse will be visible to Sri Lanka.
However, the same Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will be visible to many other countries around the world, as a Complete Lunar Eclipse from 2:17 PM to 7:20 PM.
The total eclipse will not be visible to Sri Lanka as the Moon is below the horizon at the peak of the Eclipse, Prof. Chandana Jayaratne, the Director of the Astronomy and Space Science Unit at the Department of Physics of the University of Colombo told News 1st.
The first total lunar eclipse of 2021 will be visible in East Asia, Australia, the Pacific, and America. It will also be visible from some parts of the Pacific, the Atlantic, and the Indian ocean, according to foreign media.
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