A lunar eclipse will dazzle sky watchers across India as they peak between Tuesday, July 16 and Wednesday, July 17. The Moon Spectacle also appears on the 50th anniversary of the launch of NASA's Apollo 11. And the eclipse will arrive in South America just two weeks after a solar eclipse on July 2nd. Read below to find out how to observe the partial lunar eclipse over India tonight.
When will the lunar eclipse be visible over India?
A lunar eclipse occurs whenever the sun, earth, and moon are aligned with each other, forming a straight line.
When this happens, the Moon crosses paths with the darkest shadow or the darkest umber of the earth.
Tomorrow, however, the moon will only partially cross the umbra, resulting in a partial eclipse.
From the beginning In the end, the eclipse will last more than five hours.
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But the partial eclipse itself will peak at the beginning of the year over India Morning hours of Wednesday, July 17.
According to NASA, the solar eclipse will peak at 3 am (10:30 pm BST or 9:30 pm UTC).
From Delhi, the penumbral eclipse begins at 12.13 pm IST.
Penumbral darkness occurs in th The weakest shadow of the earth is normally invisible to the naked eye.
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The partial eclipse then begins at 1.31 pm CEST and culminates at 3 pm IST.
After that, the moon slowly moves out of the Earth's shadow until the solar eclipse ends at 4:29 am.
At about 5:42 pm, the moon disappears below the horizon.
As a result, the very last stage of the solar eclipse will not be visible in India.
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This is how it is done tonight watching the lunar eclipse?
Watch the spectacle of astronomy tonight through a live stream from TimeAndDate.com.
The stream will be watching the incredible solar eclipse from Šibenik, Croatia.
The stream will also be live views of the eclipsed moon of Perth, Australia, and the Royal Observatory Greenwich in Lonondon, UK.
The site states, "Watch stunning partial-lunar eclipse live-telescope footage from 18:30 UTC from July 16 to 17, 2019."
Turn off the live stream at 12:00 IS or 7:30 AM is a BST tonight.
How can you see the partial lunar eclipse of tomorrow?
In contrast to a solar eclipse, lunar eclipses are safe to observe with the naked eye.
Astronomy website Space-India.com explains, "The best part is that you do not need any equipment to watch it. Just look up to our beloved Luna.
"Well, this time you're lucky enough to see the greatest joy of the coming month.
"Step out of the spur, gather your loved ones, sit down and enjoy the partial Bloodmoon show. "