Lunar eclipse on Monday

Audrey Hill
August 7, 2017

Indians will be able to see the Penumbral and Partial lunar eclipse on the night of August 7-8.

The astronomical phenomenon will be visible if the skies are not covered by clouds. A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, the earth, and the moon align in an nearly straight line. The duration of the partial eclipse is 1 hour, 55 minutes. The best conditions for observing the eclipse will be in eastern Latvia where the sun will be setting a bit sooner.

Lunar and Solar eclipses happen in pairs, with the lunar eclipse happening within two weeks of a solar eclipse.

An eclipse of the moon, of which partial phase was in India, had occurred on April 4, 2015. The penumbral phase will start over Qatar sky at 6:50pm Doha local time and the partial phase will be start at 8:23pm. Depending on the size of the eclipse, a dark red or rust colour, or simply a charcoal grey may appear on the shadowed portion of the lunar surface.

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The eclipse will be visible throughout Europe, Asia, most of Africa and Australia.

The space circuit in India is buzzing with excitement and anticipation ever since word about the lunar eclipse spread.

The eclipse can be seen from all over the Arab region.

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