Partial Lunar Eclipse to be visible in India on July 17

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The moon is illuminated by the sun and is therefore in the first place for the people.

"The moon will be gradually covered by the Earth's shadow and the maximum partial eclipse will occur at 3:01 when about a little more than half portion of the moon will be covered by the Earth's shadow". During a lunar eclipse, most times than not, the moon has a red tint because the light reflected by the surface of the moon is the light refracted by our planet's atmosphere. The partial eclipse will end at 4h 30m IST.

What is a partial Eclipse of the moon is?

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The lunar eclipse will arrive hot on the heels of a total solar eclipse over South America on July 2.

This means the partial eclipse will peak in the late evening hours of Tuesday, July 16.

Meanwhile, a rare celestial phenomenon will also occur on the night of the eclipse, with Jupiter and Saturn being close to the moon.

The director of Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium Mr Pramod Galgali from Bengaluru said that "This time the lunar eclipse will be a partial one".

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The partial lunar ecplise will see two-thirds of the moon will be hidden by Earth's shadow.

In this period of time is also involved in the penumbral Eclipse, which is not seen in all places.

However, once the Moon climbs up into the sky, you will be able to see the eclipse's peak.

As per a statement released by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, the eclipse will be visible from beginning till the end across India, except the extreme northeastern part of Arunachal Pradesh.

"This eclipse occurs exactly 50 years to the day that Neil Armstrong was launched to the Moon to make his historic "small step/giant leap" a few days later", said David Moore, founder of Astronomy Ireland.

When viewed from London, penumbral eclipsing will start at 7.43pm BST (6.43pm UTC), followed by partial eclipsing at 9.01pm BST (8.01pm UTC).

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