'Half-Blood' lunar eclipse delights stargazers in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia

Attention Sky Lovers Lunar Eclipse Will Be Visible In India on July 16 and 17

'Half-Blood' lunar eclipse delights stargazers in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia

A lunar eclipse happens when the Earth, Sun and Moon all line up, leaving the Moon hidden from the Sun by the Earth, which sits in between the two.

The eclipse was seen in the United Kingdom from moon rise, from approximately 9.07pm until around 1.17am. North America will miss out on the view except for its most eastern points, like Nantucket, parts of ME and Nova Scotia.

The partial eclipse will be visible across the United Kingdom, much of Asia, all of Africa, the eastern part of South America and the western part of Australia. This is possible only during full moon nights.

Photographing the partially eclipsed Moon is easy: you'll just need a focal length of at least 200mm or longer for the Moon to show up as more than a dot.

Unfortunately, North America will not be able to see the eclipse as it occurs during the daytime with the moon below the horizon.

Fifty years after mankind launched the first mission to set foot on it, the Moon is set to treat Earthlings to a partial lunar eclipse tomorrow. The full moon moves into Earth's shadow before dimming dramatically.

Tonight's full moon is also known as a Thunder Moon for the early summer's frequent thunderstorms which typically hit North America during June and July.

What is a partial lunar eclipse and why does it happen? . When the Moon is fully covered by Earth's shadow, it is called a full lunar eclipse, but when only a small portion of the moon appears dark due to incomplete overlapping, it is called a partial lunar eclipse. The partial lunar eclipse occurs only on the night of full moon.

For the first time, after 149 years, the Chandra Grahan (lunar eclipse) will coincide with Guru Purnima on 16 July.

An entire lunar eclipse will begin at 02:32 PST, while the partial eclipse will end at 04:00 PST, the weather department added. The little sunlight passing through the earth's atmosphere will light up the moon, turning it a shade red.

This will be the last solar eclipse of any sort clearly visible in Central Europe until May 16th, 2022, according to the association. This curve is the same, whether the eclipsed Moon is high near the zenith, or near the horizon, just the kind of shadow you would expect a sphere to cast.

An unexpected treat during our vacation in France: A partial lunar eclipse. You can see the Moon Phase Calendar for your city here.

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