'Children’s moon’ to be visible till August 4, Here's what will happen

02 August 2018, 08:52 AM
Eclipse 2018: Moon to be visible till August 4, Know all about 'children’s moon' (Photo: Twitter)
Eclipse 2018: Moon to be visible till August 4, Know all about 'children’s moon' (Photo: Twitter)

Stargazers are having a fantastic year in terms of eclipses as they ready themselves for the third eclipse of the summer later this month following a partial solar eclipse on July 13 and a complete lunar eclipse on 27 July.

The next solar eclipse is set to take place just 15 days after the much talked about Blood Moon on August 11.

During the upcoming eclipse, the ‘New Moon’ will partially overlap from the front of the Sun.

On complete lunar eclipse, the Moon, the Earth and the Sun were positioned in a straight line, but have realigned since then. This phenomena is due to the delay in the time of moonset and moonrise. During this time, the Moon will rise late in the night and will set early in the morning.

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Gazers in India will find the Moon rise after 11 pm Indian Standard Time (IST), while the moonset is expected to be around 9 am and 12 pm.

For best visibility and experience of the Earth’s only natural satellite will be in the presence of a clear blue sky. More than half of the Moon will remain visible as it is going back from the full moon phase, following the ‘Blood Moon’ on July 27.

This phase is also called ‘children’s moon’ and the term comes from the belief that Moon will be more visible to children as their eyes are more receptive to its fading colour.

Also, the Moon will head towards becoming the New moon which will be completed on August 11, and the stargazers will need to wait for the Perseid Meteor Shower, that is set to take place later this month.

First Published: Thursday, August 02, 2018 08:30 AM
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