lunar eclipse

Lunar Eclipse:The partial (Umbrae) lunar eclipse is going to occur during the night from 10.52 PM on August 7 to 12.48 AM in August 8th. The sky event will be visible from Eastern Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia.

Suresh Chopane, the President of Sky Watch Group, said,” Total eclipse takes place when the earth comes between the sun and the moon in a straight line, but when the moon passes partly through the dense shadow, it is called partial or Umbrae moon eclipse. When the moon passes through the faint shadow of the earth, penumbral eclipse takes place.”

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When the moon passes through the faint shadow of the earth, penumbral eclipse takes place due to the right-to-left movement of the motion of the moon through the earth’s shadow during the eclipse of August 7 and August 8. The next lunar eclipse will take place on 31st January and 27TH July in the year 2018.

Only 20% of the moon will be under the shadow during the daytime. The magnitude of the lunar eclipse is 0.246. The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 1 minute. The total span of the partial eclipse is 1 hour, 55 minutes.

At the time of the partial lunar eclipse, the moon inside the umbral shadow will be red which is hard to see in contrast. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the lunar eclipse will be partially visible in Pakistan.