Partial eclipse of moon to appear on Monday

SAVE THE DATE: Partial lunar eclipse to be visible in PH

The penumbral part of the lunar eclipse, which is hard to discern, will start at 9:20 pm on Monday night, while the partial phase will start at 10:52 pm. When a portion of the moon alone crosses the dark shadow, the eclipse is known as partial eclipse.

Lunar eclipses, which may be total or partial, can occur only at full moon when Sun, Earth and Moon are in line.

Lunar and Solar eclipses happen in pairs, with the lunar eclipse happening within two weeks of a solar eclipse. The partial eclipse ends at 00:48.09am while the penumbral eclipse ends at 2:20.56am on August 8.

Lunar eclipses also have the advantage of being visible from the entire hemisphere of the Earth where the Moon is above the horizon, rather than being most impressive along a narrow track.

The eclipse will begin at 1550 GMT, and the moon will start entering the shadow region at 1723 GMT, the report said, quoting the International Astronomy Center. However, for better view, SPACE India will set up special telescopes at DLF Cyber City and Leisure Valley Park for free.Observers in Africa, Asia and Australia will see the partial lunar eclipse in its entirety.

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