Tonight, India will witness a blood moon – a rare phenomenon that was last witnessed in 1866.Here are the timings for you to witness itMoon enters penumbra: 16:19:28Moon enters umbra: 17:17:50Start of totality: 18:21:06Maximum eclipse: 18:59:33End of totality: 19:37:59Moon leaves umbra: 20:41:15Moon leaves penumbra: 21:39:41Duration of total phase: 1h 16m 53sDuration of umbral phase: 3h 23m 25sDuration of penumbral phase: 5h 20m 14sMoon rise and sunset timeKolkata17:17 Moon rises17:24 Sun setsChennai18:04 Moon rises18:09 Sun setsDelhi17:54 Moon rises18:00 Sun setsMumbai18:27 Moon rises18:31 Sun setsThe moon will start entering the darkest part of Earth’s shadow, or the umbra, at 1148 GMT, with totality expected at 1251 GMT.The moon will fully emerge from Earth’s shadow at 1512 GMT.The entire passage will take more than three hours, during which the moon will turn a coppery red as sunlight going through Earth’s atmosphere bounces off its surface.The “lunar trifecta”, as it is described by NASA, last took place in the Western hemisphere on March 31, 1866, when the second dome of the United States Capitol had just been completed and H.G. Wells, author of “The Time Machine”, was born.Further south, the Hong Kong Space Museum has organised a “Night of Total Lunar Eclipse”, though skywatchers may be disappointed due to cloudy weather.

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Blood moon: Here’s what time you can watch the super moon in Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai