In India, the lunar eclipse will be observed on Monday, 7th August night at 10. 52 PM and it will stay till 12.48 am IST. In India, the Lunar Eclipse can be seen in Asia, Europe, Australia, and Africa While the eclipse cannot be seen in America because it is day time. The MP Birla Planetarium Scientists has also confirmed that the lunar eclipse which is going to happen on 7th August is the partial Lunar Eclipse. They has also said this is the 1st partial lunar eclipse happening in this year.
Lunar Eclipse to Be Observed in India on 7th August at 10.52 pm to 00.48 am IST
“Starting from 10.52pm, the full moon will enter the Earth’s shadow in space and create a spectacular celestial phenomenon, which is commonly known as partial lunar eclipse. This will be the first properly visible lunar eclipse this year,” Debiprosad Duari, Director Research, and Academic, M P Birla Planetarium, said.
“On February 11 this year there was a penumbral eclipse of the moon. It was an event where the moon passed not through the direct shadow of the earth but through its periphery and thus it could not be discernible by most of the population,” he said.
“The partial lunar eclipse this time would be visible from the whole of Asia and Australia and most parts of Europe and Africa,” Duari said adding, “People in North and South America will not be able to see it because it will be daytime there.”
A lunar eclipse happens only at full moon. At the point when the sun, earth, and the moon arrive in a perfect straight line and as the Sun’s rays fall on the Earth and its (Earth’s) shadow falls onto a patch of space and the moon enters that patch a lunar eclipse is seen.
The shadow is made out of two cone-formed parts, one settled inside the other. The external shadow or penumbra is a zone where Earth shadow is incomplete and hinders a few, however not the all of the Sun’s rays. Conversely, the inward shadow or umbra is a region where Earth obstructs all immediate daylight from achieving the Moon. It is just when a part of the Moon goes through the umbra, a fractional lunar eclipse is seen.
“The greatest eclipse, that is when the moon will be covered to the maximum extent will be around 11.50pm. The magnitude of the eclipse, which means the fraction of the lunar diameter, will be eclipsed at the greatest eclipse moment at around 0.25 magnitude. The duration of the eclipse will be around 1 hour 55 minutes.” he said.
“In India, the entire total eclipse will be visible from every place. For Kolkata the moonrise will be around 5.58pm and it will be setting on 4.34am next day,” Duari said.
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