Partial Lunar Eclipse to be visible in India on July 17

Bhubaneswar:  A partial eclipse of the moon will be visible in India on July 17, an official statement by the Ministry of Earth Science said Friday. It will be the last lunar eclipse of 2019. The partial lunar eclipse will be visible from across India except extreme northeastern part of Arunachal Pradesh.

According to reports, the Moon will enter penumbra on July 17, 2019, at around 12:12 AM. Then the Moon will enter umbra at around 1.31 am and the maximum eclipse will be seen at around at 3 AM.

The moon will be gradually covered by the Earth’s shadow and the maximum partial eclipse will occur at 3h 01m IST when about a little more than half portion of the moon will be covered by the Earth’s shadow. The partial eclipse will end at 4h 30m IST.

Eclipse will be visible in the region covering Australia, Asia except north east, Africa, Europe except northernmost Scandinavia and most of South America. Total duration of the eclipse is 2 h 59 m.