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Partial eclipse of moon to appear on Monday

Partial eclipse of moon to appear on Monday

A lunar eclipse will occur on the night of August 7, continuing until early the next morning, and will be visible in India and all over Asia, Europe, and Africa.

The astronomical phenomenon will be visible if the skies are not covered by clouds.

The New York Times explains partial lunar eclipses as celestial events that take place when only a mere part of Earth's umbra, or darker inner portion, engulfs the moon.

If you're a seasoned skywatcher who lives outside of North America, a partial solar eclipse might not be much of a replacement for a total solar eclipse, but at least it's something, right? The best conditions for observing the eclipse will be in eastern Latvia where the sun will be setting a bit sooner.

There are three types of lunar eclipse: total, partial and penumbral.

Given all that, Monday night's partial lunar eclipse might not be a grand treat for skygazers on the same level as the Great American Eclipse two weeks from now.

The eclipse will begin at 1550 GMT, and the moon will start entering the shadow region at 1723 GMT, the report said, quoting the International Astronomy Center.

This eclipse can be seen with naked eye.

Are you excited to observe the Lunar eclipse? The partial eclipse ends at 00:48.09am while the penumbral eclipse ends at 2:20.56am on August 8.

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