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Lunar Eclipse 2019: Partial Lunar Eclipse happening on 16 and 17 July will be visible from India

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On July 16, 2019 a partial lunar shroud will occur and it will be obvious in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, as per NASA, which has listed out all eclipses till 2100. The partial lunar eclipse will likewise be visible in parts of India, as indicated by NASA’s chart for the event.

The last total lunar eclipse occurred on January 21, 2019 and the next total lunar eclipse will be noticeable on May 26, 2021. There will be penumbral eclipses till at that point, however these are not total or partial lunar eclipses.

What is a partial lunar eclipse? How can it happen?

A eclipse happens when the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned in a line. During a solar eclipsed, the Moon divides the Earth and the Sun and throws a shadow. During a lunar eclipse, the Earth separates the way of the Moon and the Sun and throws a shadow on its satellite.

As NASA note in its website, lunar eclipses just occur at full moon and a total lunar eclipse is extremely uncommon as it can possibly happen when the Sun, Earth and Moon are perfectly aligned. If there should arise an occurrence of a partial lunar eclipse, which is happening on July 16, just a part of the Moon goes under Earth’s shadow.

In a partial eclipse, Earth’s shadow seems very dark on the Moon confronting Earth, clarifies NASA on its website. Just a part of Earth’s shadow shows up on the Moon and on the grounds that this is a not a total lunar eclipse, the Moon won’t have the blood red impact. So this isn’t a blood moon either.

As per NASA, at least two partial lunar eclipses happen every year, however total lunar eclipses are extremely uncommon. A lunar eclipse can keep going for a few hours.

What is the timing for partial Lunar eclipse on July 16 or July 17?

As indicated by the NASA website, the eclipse will last around two hours and 58 minutes. The eclipse will begin at 1843 GMT, which is around 12.15 am on July 17 in India. The most extreme eclipse will be at 2130 GMT or about 3.00 am for India time. The eclipse closes at 0017 GMT or almost 5.30 am in the morning for India.

Is it safe to look at a lunar eclipse?

Yes, NASA says it is perfectly protected to look at a lunar eclipse directly with eyes. Lunar eclipses, unlike solar eclipses can’t harm vision or whatever else in individuals’ life. Some other superstitions related with lunar eclipses ought to likewise be ignored.

Next lunar eclipses

This will be the last lunar eclipse of 2019. As indicated by Eclipsewise, the next lunar eclipse happens on 10 Jan 2020, trailed by three more around the same year. In any case, this will be a penumbral lunar eclipse and not equivalent to the upcoming partial lunar eclipse. From a similar source, the next total lunar eclipse will occur on 26 May 2021 though the next partial lunar eclipse occurs on 19 November 2021.


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