Partial Lunar Eclipse to be visible in India on July 17

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When this occurs, a small part of the Moon's surface is covered by the darkest part of the Earth's shadow that is called Umbra.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly behind earth and into its shadow, with the two, along with the sun, being exactly or very closely aligned.

A rare celestial phenomenon is happening on eclipse day night with Jupiter and Saturn close to the Moon. Followed by that, it will again enter into penumbral lunar eclipse after the partial lunar eclipse ends at 4.29 am.

The lunar eclipse will arrive hot on the heels of a total solar eclipse over South America on July 2. A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon doesn't fall in the umbra at all and is always present in the penumbra.

On 16 and 17 July, many parts of the world will be able to witness a partial lunar eclipse including India.

Interestingly enough, July 16 is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 rocket launch- the lunching of spaceflight from Earth that first landed humans on the Moon. The peak of the eclipse will be at 3:01am.

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This is going to be the last lunar eclipse of 2019.

Will the lunar eclipse be visible over the United Kingdom next week?

The good news is the eclipse will be mostly visible over the British Islands. The partial lunar eclipse will be visible from across India except extreme northeastern part of Arunachal Pradesh.

The eclipse will also be seen from places such as Turkey, Greece, Ukraine and parts of Russian Federation. Finally, the penumbral lunar eclipse will end at 5.47 am.

However, once the Moon climbs up into the sky, you will be able to see the eclipse's peak.

According to reports, the Moon will enter penumbra on July 17, 2019, at around 12:12 AM.

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