Partial lunar eclipse will be visible on 16 and 17 July

A partial lunar eclipse will be visible in many parts of the world including India on July 16 and 17 night .

According to  Arvind Paranjpye Director Nehru Plantarium Mumbai the partial lunar eclipse which will be  last lunar  eclipse of 2019 will be visible in India on the night of July 16 2019 and July 17 2019 from 12.12 am

Mr. Arvind Paranjpye informed that the lunar eclipse will begin at 12.13 am and end at 4.29 am . At 1.31 am it will transit into a partial lunar eclipse and will reach the maximum eclipse at 3 am after which it will end by 4,30 am and will leave penumbra at around 5.49 am.

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It will be visible in India in all places barring extreme North eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh.   

During a lunar eclipse the Earth casts its shadow on the Moon. This shadow has a central and outer shadow called the umbra and penumbra . When the Moon completely passes through the Umbra or when the Sun Earth and Moon are perfectly aligned a total lunar eclipse ooccurs . But when it crosses partially then it is called the partial lunar eclipse which will be seen this time on July 16 and 17 starting 12.12 am .

The next  lunar eclipse will be seen on January 10 2020 while the next total lunar eclipse will occur on May 26, 2021 .

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