There will be a total lunar eclipse tonight which will last for about 52 minutes.

India is the best place in the world to watch the eclipse as it will be visible from various parts of the country in different phases from the beginning till the end.

The moon entering the shadow of earth and leaving the shadow will be visible as the moon’s disk will darken to a reddish colour and later return to complete brightness.

The eclipse will also be visible in the region covering the Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean and the Arctic Ocean.

The eclipse will begin at 5:02 pm. From 8:28 pm, the moon will slowly emerge back from the earth’s shadow.

The next lunar eclipse will be on April 25, 2013 but can be seen only partially.

That will be followed by another partially visible eclipse on October 8, 2014 and yet another one on September 28, 2015 which will occur after sunrise and hence will not be visible.

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