Partial Lunar eclipse on July 17: Everything you want to know

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 12 July 2019, 08:05 PM
Partial Lunar eclipse
Partial Lunar eclipse

On July 17, the world will witness the last partial eclipse of the year. According to the press release by the Ministry of Earth Science, the partial eclipse will begin from 1h 31m IST. The Moon will be gradually covered by the Earth’s shadow and the maximum partial eclipse will occur at 3h 01m IST when about a little more than half portion of the Moon will be covered by the Earth’s shadow. The partial eclipse will end at 4h 30m IST.

What will be the last lunar eclipse of 2019 will be visible across Australasia (Australia, New Zealand, and some neighbouring islands), most parts of Asia, Africa and Europe except northern most Scandinavia, and most of South America. A partial lunar eclipse takes place when the earth moves between the Sun and Moon but the three celestial bodies do not form a straight line in space.

The release further mentioned that although the eclipse will be visible from beginning to end from all places of India, the ending of the partial eclipse won't be visible in the extreme northeastern part of Arunachal Pradesh.

According to Indian Standard Time, the partial eclipse this time will begin at 1:32am on January 17 and will end at 4:30pm. The peak of the eclipse will be at 3:01am. People can watch lunar eclipse with unaided eyes, binoculars, telescope or any camera, including that of your smartphone.

First Published: Friday, July 12, 2019 07:50 PM
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