Astronomy enthusiasts will witness the first total lunar eclipse of 2021 on May 26. Total lunar eclipses are also known as Blood Moon since the moon appears slightly reddish-orange. The Blood Moon on May 26 will last for 14 minutes and 30 seconds. The colour of the moon on this day depends on dust particles and different wavelengths of colours reaching the surface of the moon.
What is a total lunar eclipse?
Total lunar eclipses take place when the Sun, the Moon and the Earth are aligned in a straight line. The Earth comes in between the Sun and the Moon and in turn, blocks the sun rays from reaching the moon in case of a total lunar eclipse.
This eclipse occurs only on the Full Moon. You can, however, look at a lunar eclipse with a naked eye, unlike the solar eclipse.
What is Blood Moon?
As per NASA, the blood moon takes place in case of a lunar eclipse when the Earth comes in between the sun and the Moon to block the rays of the sun from reaching the moon.
“When this happens, the only light that reaches the Moon’s surface is from the edges of the Earth’s atmosphere. The air molecules from Earth’s atmosphere scatter out most of the blue light. The remaining light reflects onto the Moon’s surface with a red glow, making the Moon appear red in the night sky,” NASA said on its website.
Where can you see the Blood Moon on May 26?
Skywatchers in parts of Australia, New Zealand, western United States, South America, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean and parts of South-East Asia can view this celestial event.
If you are an astronomy enthusiast who does not live in these areas and wants to watch this event, you can visit the timeanddate YouTube channel in order to view the live feed of the lunar eclipse.
Eclipses in 2021
After May 26 lunar eclipse, sky gazers can get to see the annular solar eclipse on June 10, Partial lunar eclipse on November 19 and Total solar eclipse on December 4.
Jammu: Major Accident Reported at Gangyal
Today morning around 3 am, a high-speed tipper lorry met with a major accident in the Gangyal area. The tipper was passing from the Gangyal area at high speed, due to which the tipper collided with a road divider and turned turtle. The debris of the road divider is scattered on the road. The driver is critically injured and has been shifted to a nearby hospital.
The lorry was loaded with gravel, and the loaded stone came out on the road. A police party reached the spot and started a probe into the accident.
Secretary Cooperatives directs for expediting liquidation of JAKFED
The Government of Jammu and Kashmir had extended the deadline for liquidation of moveable and immovable assets of Jammu and Kashmir Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation (JAKFED) by a period of six months. The extension is till 20th August , 2021.
Secretary, Cooperatives, Yasha Mudgal, informed this while chairing a meeting of senior officers of Cooperative Department held in this regard .
The members had a detailed deliberation on the interim report submitted by the Liquidators of JAKFED on this account.
Secretary stressed for expediting the process of liquidation and announced a slew of measures for smooth and timely completion of the process. She asked the concerned for optimally utilizing the extended time for complete liquidation of JAKFED assets and conclude it on a war footing basis.
Yasha Mudgal asked the Liquidators for dealing with the liquidation process with all their technical expertise and efficiency so that the exercise is completed to the best of the interest of the Government.
Liquidator JAKFED, Mahesh Dass, highlighted the issues being faced during the process of liquidation and discussions were held for a workable solution. Accordingly Secretary Cooperatives directed the RC to immediately frame a Committee comprising both Gazetted and Non Gazetted staff for assisting the Liquidators . Subsequently directions were also issued to frame another committee for Authentication of JAKFED record.
The meeting was attended by Registrar Cooperative J&K, Shafqat Iqbal, Special Secretary, Cooperative, Rachana Sharma besides other senior officers of Cooperative and allied wings
This time we will take Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) back, Ravinder Raina
BJP State President Ravinder Raina had an exclusive interview with JK Channel executive Mohinderjeet Singh. Raina spoke about the party on 24th June going to be attended by Mehbooba Mufti. He also slammed Pakistan and held it responsible for the dead Indians.
Q. Sir what would you say about Pakistan?
Pakistan is the reason for bloodshed in Jammu and Kashmir over the last 40 years. It has always wanted J&K to be a graveyard. I wonder why some Leaders mourn over terrorists’ deaths rather than raising voices for our innocent people. Terrorism has killed so many people of J&K and other parts of India.
Those leaders who support Pakistan in such things are the enemies of J&K’s public.
Q. This time will article 370 be back or POK will be back?
Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) will be back. We will take it back. Pakistan has illegally occupied some parts if Kashmir be it Muzaffarabad, Neelam valley or the rest of the places, we are going to get them back in India.
Talking about article 370, it has become history now. People dreaming of getting it back should take rest. These are dreams that will never get fulfilled.
Q. Many leaders who often speak in favour of Pakistan have been invited to the Party while other leaders haven’t been. Your take?
Registered Political parties have been invited to the party. I’m invited, Professor Bheem Singh and some Former Deputy Chief Ministers of BJP and Congress too. BJP will be the voice of Dogras, the Hindus on that day. BJP has always stood for its public and will continue doing so.
Q. Can Jammu people expect Ravinder Raina’s reply to Mehbooba Mufti in the coming event?
I think almost everyone living in Jammu knows me now. I’m the same person who gave back answers to the leaders supporting Pakistan in assembly meetings held before.
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