A rare total lunar eclipse will adorn the skies today in the evening. The eclipse is the second full moon of the month which is popularly referred to as the Blue Moon. The occurrence is a first time in over 150 years. The eclipse will be already underway when the moon rises in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the Indian subcontinent. Cities in India will be able to view the sky event during specific timings. New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and some places in Rajasthan will be able to witness the lunar eclipse. The supermoon will appear 14 percent brighter and 30 percent bigger than a regular moon.Also Read - International Flights: Go First to Start Flights Connecting Doha With THESE 3 Indian Cities From Today

Super Blue Blood Moon 2018: 3 Reasons Why January 31 is Special According to NASA

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People in the northeast will be the first to witness the event between 4:21 pm and 5:18 pm IST. Rest of India will get see this Super blue blood moon between 5:18 pm IST and 6:21 pm IST. Moon will rise at 4.47 pm in Itanagar, 5.16 pm in Kolkata, 5.25 pm in Patna, 5.53 pm in Delhi, 6.04 pm in Chennai and 6.27 pm in Mumbai. Here are the timings at which the eclipse will be seen in different cities in the country: Also Read - Lost Cities of India: 6 Places Abandoned Due to Wars, Natural Calamities | All You Need to Know

West coast of Rajasthan Also Read - Lunar Eclipse 2021 India Date and Time: All About First Chandra Grahan of The Year

The west coast and parts of Rajasthan will see the celestial event from 6:21 PM IST to 7:37 PM IST on January 31 itself.

New Delhi

Lunar Eclipse Starts (With Moonrise) – 05:58 pm
Lunar Eclipse Ends – 08:41 pm
Moonrise – 05: 58 pm
Local Eclipse Duration – 02 Hours 43 Minutes 10 Seconds

Mumbai 

Super Blue Blood Moon 2018: When, Where And How to Watch Live Streaming of Lunar Eclipse, Supermoon, Blue Moon at The Same Time in India

Super Blue Blood Moon 2018: When, Where And How to Watch Live Streaming of Lunar Eclipse, Supermoon, Blue Moon at The Same Time in India

Lunar Eclipse Starts (With Moonrise) – 06:30 pm
Lunar Eclipse Ends – 08:41 pm
Moonrise – 06:30 pm
Local Eclipse Duration – 02 Hours 10 Minutes 31 Seconds

Ahmedabad

Lunar Eclipse Starts (With Moonrise) – 06:26 pm
Lunar Eclipse Ends – 08:41 pm
Moonrise – 06:26 pm
Local Eclipse Duration – 02 Hours 15 Minutes 00 Seconds

During the time of the eclipse, The Pacific Ocean will be turned towards the Moon at the time and the eclipse will take place. It will be visible there during the middle of the night. With the moon tracking through the southern part of the Earth’s shadow, the total phase will be there for 77 minutes. In the evening, residents of Central and eastern Asia, Indonesia, New Zealand and most of Australia will get a good view of the moon. Alaska, Hawaii and northwestern Canada will see the eclipse from start to finish, however, moonset will intervene for the rest of North and Central America.

After this eclipse, the next time that a Blue Moon passes through Earth’s umbra will be on December 31, 2028, and, after that, on January 31, 2037. Before 2017, there was an eight percent partial eclipse on December 31, 2009, but the last total eclipse of a Blue Moon happened on March 31, 1866. Space enthusiasts can watch the celestial event on NASA’s website. NASA will be streaming the Super Blue Blood Moon from 5:30 am EST at www.nasa.gov.