Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 2:
The people of Odisha will witness a partial lunar eclipse on April 4.
According to Subhendu Patnaik, deputy director, Pathani Samanta Planetarium, Bhubaneswar, the eclipse, as per the Indian Standard Time (IST) would begin at 2.31 PM. The maximum eclipse will be visible at 6.08 PM while the eclipse would end at 8.28 PM.
The total duration of the partial eclipse in the country would be 5 hours and 58 minutes while in Odisha it will be visible from around 6 PM to 7.15 PM, he added.
He also said that this would be shortest duration of total lunar eclipse of this century which will be visible for only five minutes. The people of Japan and West Asia will be able to witness the total lunar eclipse which will begin from 5.27 PM and end at 5.32 PM.
Patnaik said elaborate arrangement has been made at the Pathani Samanta Planetarium where the people would witness the lunar eclipse through the telescope without paying any fee.