New Delhi: The first lunar eclipse of 2018, a total eclipse, on January 31 will be visible from India. 

In India, the January 31 lunar eclipse will start from 5:18 pm, the total eclipse will start at 6.21pm and it will last till 7:37 pm.

The northeastern and eastern parts of the country will experience the eclipse just after the moon rises and in Kolkata, the moon will rise at around 5.17 pm, a minute before the before the start of the eclipse.

The lunar eclipse will last for 1 hour and 16 minutes in India, Director (Research & Academics) M P Birla Planetarium Debiprasad Duari.