UK stargazers prepare for partial lunar eclipse

Lunar Eclipse

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin lunar module pilot walks on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

So, if you want to click photos of this lunar eclipse and all you have is a smartphone at hand then here are some pro tips to get the best images possible from your phone. Furthermore, the full moon will be visible for three nights, much to stargazers' delight.

The partial phase will finish at 6:59 am (AWST) and the Moon will set at 7:22 am (AWST) while it is still in the second penumbral phase where the Moon moving out of the Earth's Penumbra. The Eclipse will be visible in India tonight, July 16, and will be coinciding with Guru Purnima and is the final Lunar Eclipse of the year. "This full Moon was also known as the Thunder Moon because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month".

The first full moon of summer is indeed named after a male deer, who generally grow their new antlers in July.

A partial lunar eclipse can be witnessed by people in many regions today or tomorrow (depending on the time zone).

The entire lunar eclipse will be active for 5 hours and 34 minutes while the partial lunar eclipse will be running for a total duration of 2 hours and 58 minutes. When the Moon completely passes through the umbra or when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are perfectly aligned, a total lunar eclipse occurs.

A partial lunar eclipse could be visible from the United Kingdom on Tuesday, 50 years to the day since the USA mission to put men on the Moon lifted off. "For the west it will be very, very clear that there's an eclipse happening", he said.

The eclipse can be witnessed from areas across Australia, New Zealand, Asia except northestern parts, Africa, Europe and most of South America.

A part of the moon will be under the earth's shadow in the wee hours of Wednesday causing what is called the Lunar Eclipse.

A lunar eclipse can easily be viewed by the naked eye, without requiring any extra tools. You will need to find a place with an unobscured view to the west to see this. From 4am onwards the shadow will begin to cover the moon's surface until more than half is covered around 7am.

The July full moon is a 'buck moon.' The moon will rise on July 16, 2019.

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This one favors the Americas, but it's a short one, with totality lasting just 14 minutes and 30 seconds. Not to worry, website will provide live streaming of the partial lunar eclipse.

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