Lunar Eclipse July 2019 Today: A partial lunar eclipse took place on July 16, 2019. The partial eclipse lasted for two hours and 58 minutes while the total duration of the eclipse was around 5 hours and 34 minutes.
The partial lunar eclipse was visible in India and the event began from 1:31 am on July 17. The penumbral eclipse in India started at 12:13 am (July 17). The maximum eclipse occurred at 3 am and the partial eclipse ended at 4:29 am. The phenomenon was also visible from Australia, Africa, South America, Asia and most of Europe.
Partial Lunar Eclipse 2019 : The partial eclipse lasted for two hours and 58 minutes while the total duration of the eclipse was around 5 hours and 34 minutes.
Partial Lunar Eclipse visible from Delhi
Partial Lunar Eclipse visible from Odisha
Odisha: Partial Lunar Eclipse eclipse, as seen in the skies of Bhubaneswar. The eclipse can be witnessed in regions of Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America. This is the last lunar eclipse of 2019.
Odisha: Partial #LunarEclipse, as seen in the skies of Bhubaneswar. The eclipse can be witnessed in regions of Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America. This is the last lunar eclipse of 2019. pic.twitter.com/G3aBYlymat— ANI (@ANI) July 16, 2019
Video: What is a lunar eclipse? Is it safe to view it with naked eye?
During a lunar eclipse, the Earth comes between the path of the Moon and the Sun and casts a shadow on its satellite.
How many types of lunar eclipses are there?
A lunar eclipse can be of three types — total (when the earth’s shadow fully covers the moon), partial (when it covers a portion of the moon) or penumbral (when the earth’s lighter outer shadow covers it). ‘Totality’ is the term used when the moon is fully darkened during a total lunar eclipse; the longest duration is of 106 minutes. When both the sun and eclipsed moon are observed at the same time, it’s known as a ‘selenelion’, which occurs just before sunset or after sunrise, with both appearing at opposite points. This is due to refraction of light through the atmosphere, which causes them to appear higher in the sky.
Why don’t we witness a lunar eclipse with every full moon?
This is because the orbit of the moon is tilted at 5 degrees more than the earth’s orbit. A total eclipse takes place when the shadow of the earth covers the moon fully. When the earth, sun and moon or any three bodies in space are in alignment, it’s known as a ‘Syzygy’, from the Greek word “syzgia” or “yoked together”. If you were looking at a lunar eclipse from the moon, the Earth would appear dark as the sun would be behind it. An eclipse can last for three hours and 40 minutes at the maximum or even just 25 minutes. It can occur three times in a year.
Is it safe to look at a lunar eclipse?
Yes, NASA says it is perfectly safe to look at a lunar eclipse directly with your eyes. Lunar eclipses, unlike solar eclipses cannot damage your vision or anything else in your life. Any other superstitions associated with lunar eclipses should also be ignored.
Where to watch lunar eclipse?
The website timeanddate.com will be live-streaming the partial lunar eclipse on its website today at midnight. The website has partnered with Perth Observatory and Royal Observatory Greenwich to livestream the event. You can log on to timeanddate.com/live to watch the livestream or go to the official YouTube channel of the website. There is also an option to set a reminder for the live broadcast so that you do not miss the lunar eclipse. We have also embedded the livestream video so you can also watch it right here.
What is lunar eclipse?
A lunar eclipse takes place when the Earth comes between the Moon and the Sun casting a shadow on its satellite. A lunar eclipse takes place at the full moon only and in a total lunar eclipse the Sun, Earth, and Moon are perfectly aligned.
During a partial lunar eclipse, the Earth’s shadow falls on the Moon but only covers a part of it. The moon does not have a blood red effect in partial eclipse, unlike what is witnessed during a total lunar eclipse. According to NASA, at least two partial lunar eclipses happen each year like the one happening today.
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