Lunar Eclipse 2024: From Date To Visibility, Here’s All About This Year’s First Lunar Eclipse

Here's everything you need to know about the first lunar eclipse of 2024.

by Shreya Ghosh
Lunar Eclipse 2024: From Date To Visibility, Here’s All About This Year’s First Lunar Eclipse

The first lunar eclipse of the year 2024 is all set to coincide with the upcoming Holi festival. Falling on March 25, the dates for both the eclipse and the celebrations of the auspicious occasion are the same. It is going to be a penumbral lunar eclipse this year. Will the grahan be visible in India this time? From its date to timing, read on to know all about the eclipse.

Date And Time Of The First Lunar Eclipse Of 2024:

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As mentioned earlier, the date of the eclipse is March 25. It is aligning with the date of Holi festivities in India. Coming to the beginning of the Chandra Grahan and its ending time, it will start at 12:53 AM EDT which is 10:23 AM IST in India, according to a report by Space.com. It will end at 3:12 AM EDT which is 3:02 PM on March 25. The penumbral eclipse will continue for 4 hours and 39 minutes.

If you are wondering whether the lunar eclipse will be visible in India on the day of Holi, we have all the answers for you. According to information shared by NASA, it will be visible in America. A report by timeanddate.com revealed that the Penumbral Lunar eclipse will be visible in Africa, Antarctica, Australia, many parts of Europe (England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and more), North/East Asia, the Arctic, the Atlantic, and the Pacific. But it will not be visible in India.

In 2024, there will be a total of four eclipses; 2 solar and 2 lunar. And among these four, the date for the next lunar eclipse is September 18, 2024. According to the information provided by NASA, the second lunar eclipse of this year will only be visible in Africa, America, and Europe.

Also read: From All Things Art To Literature, Shantiniketan’s Basanta Utsav During Holi Is A Culture Trip

Will There Be Any Restrictions?

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During eclipses, everyone follows some restrictions. With Holi falling on the same date, many people might be worried about stepping out or pausing any activity. However, as there will be no visibility in India, it is expected that there will be no such issues. From the festivities to puja to celebrations, every ritual can continue as usual, according to a report by LiveMint.

Also read: From Heritage Palaces To Boutique Villas, 10 Best Stays For Your Dream Holi Getaways This Year 

Are you ready to celebrate Holi with your loved ones?

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