January 30, 2018, 11:17 am
A total lunar eclipse will take place in Bangladesh on Wednesday.
In Dhaka, the partial eclipse will start at 5:48 pm after the moonrise and the total lunar eclipse will start at 6: 51 pm.
The maximum eclipse will occur at 7:29 pm and the total eclipse will end at 8:07 pm.
The duration of the full eclipse is one hour and 16 minutes. The penumbral eclipse will end at 10:08 pm, said a press release of Anushandhitshu Chokro Science Organization.
Another total lunar eclipse will be visible in Bangladesh on 27 July 2018, it said.
Meanwhile, Anushandhitshu Chokro Science Organization has arranged an eclipse observation camp on Green Model Town in Manda.
The cosmic event not seen in 36 years might be also glimpsed in parts of western North America, Asia, the Middle East, Russia and Australia, reports AFP.
The event is causing a buzz because it combines three unusual lunar events—an extra big super moon, a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse.
“It’s an astronomical trifecta,” said Kelly Beatty, a senior editor at Sky and Telescope magazine.
A blue moon refers to the second full moon in a month. Typically, a blue moon happens every two years and eight months.
This full moon is also the third in a series of “supermoons,” which happen when the moon is closest to Earth in its orbit.