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August 7 Partial Lunar Eclipse Will Be Visible From All Places In India

Lunar Eclipse
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A partial eclipse of the Moon (lunar eclipse) will occur on August 7 (Monday) night and it will be visible from all places of India.

The eclipse will begin from 10:52 pm and will continue up to 12:49 am on August 8.

It will be visible all over Asia, Europe and Africa, reported news agency PTI.

However, parts of Africa and Asia, including India, will miss the total solar eclipse that is expected to occur on August 21.

Also, the US and Canada can view the total solar eclipse, but cannot see the lunar eclipse.

A penumbral eclipse occurs when the Sun, the Earth and the Moon align in a straight line.

When this happens, the Sun’s light is intercepted by Earth, and stopped from reaching the moon’s surface, thereby covering all or part of the Moon with the outer part of its shadow.

Image courtesy: Google
Image courtesy: Google

During a total lunar eclipse, the Sun, Earth and the Moon form a straight line . In this case, earth blocks any direct sunlight from reaching the Moon.

The Nehru Planetarium will be setting up telescopes to help visitors observe the Moon before the eclipse and the partial phases of the eclipse ( 1 hour 57 minutes) at the Teen Murti House lawns here from 9 pm on Monday night.

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