New Delhi, News24 Bureau, July 16: There is curiosity regarding the Lunar eclipse which is taking place on July 16 and 17 July 2019.
Many parts of the world will be able to witness a partial lunar eclipse including India on the same dates. Apart from India, the eclipse will be visible from South America, Europe, Africa, South Asia, and Australia.
The Moon will be strikingly shadowed in this deep partial eclipse which will last for 2 hours and 58 minutes. More than 65% of the Moon will be in darkness at maximum.
Also, have a look at this video for all detailed information and rituals attached to the Lunar eclipse this year.
These are the timings of the phases of the eclipse:You will be able to see each phase of the eclipse if the Moon is up at the corresponding time as seen from your location; however the penumbral phase will be very difficult to see in practice, so you may want to start watching at the partial phase. Penumbral eclipse begins at 18:43:53. Partial eclipse begins at 20:01:43. Maximum eclipse at 21:30:43 and ends at 22:59:39.The Penumbral eclipse ends at 00:17:36 on 17 July.
The Timings of the Lunar Eclipse:According to the details on the NASA website, the eclipse will last around two hours and 58 minutes. The eclipse will start at 1843 GMT, which is around 12.15 am on July 17 in India. The maximum eclipse will be at 2130 GMT or nearly 3.00 am for India time. The eclipse ends at 0017 GMT or nearly 5.30 am in the morning for India.
What is a Lunar Eclipse:
According to NASA, lunar eclipses take place only at the full moon and a total lunar eclipse is very rare as it can only happen when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are perfectly aligned. In case of a partial lunar eclipse, which is taking place on July 16, only a part of the Moon comes under Earth’s shadow.