Partial lunar eclipse will be visible from Cyprus on July 16

A lunar eclipse in 2018

A lunar eclipse in 2018

Astronomy buffs across Taiwan will be able to see a partial lunar eclipse in the early hours of July 17, with cloudy to clear skies forecast, the Central Weather Bureau said Friday.

The upcoming eclipse is a partial one, meaning only parts of the Moon will disappear in the Earth's shadow.

He said this will be the last lunar eclipse of 2019 and the next lunar eclipse of this nature visible to the naked eyes will take place on May 26, 2021. When it partially crosses through the umbra and penumbra, we get to see a partial lunar eclipse.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly behind earth and into its shadow, with the two, along with the sun, being exactly or very closely aligned. It occurs only on the night of a full moon. Followed by that, it will again enter into penumbral lunar eclipse after the partial lunar eclipse ends at 4.29 am.

The total duration of the eclipse is 2 h 59 m.

The release further mentioned that although the eclipse will be visible from beginning to end from all places of India, the ending of the partial eclipse won't be visible in the extreme northeastern part of Arunachal Pradesh.

Here in the United Kingdom, the eclipse will not be visible until after moonrise.

Unfortunately, this means you will miss the initial penumbral and partial eclipsing.

The eclipse will begin below the horizon but the initial penumbral stage is barely discernible from a regular Moon.

About 65% of the moon surface will be covered by the dark shadow of the Earth around the greatest eclipse due at 3.00 a.m. on 17th, said Prof.

Unlike solar eclipse, watching lunar eclipse is completely safe.

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