Year’s first partial lunar eclipse today, here is all you need to know


This year’s first partial lunar eclipse will take place tonight and will be visible from across the country.

Starting from 10.52 pm, the full moon will enter the Earth’s shadow in space and create a spectacular celestial phenomenon, which is commonly known as partial lunar eclipse. This will be the first properly visible lunar eclipse of this year.


According to the statement of astronomy organisation SPACE India, the maximum eclipse can be seen at 11:51 pm. The total duration of the Penumbral eclipse is five hours and one minute and that of the Partial eclipse will be one hour and 55 minutes. The lunar eclipse of tonight is associated with the upcoming major August 21 solar eclipse. Sky gazers in Delhi can visit Nehru Planetarium, which has set up telescopes to watch the Moon before the eclipse and the partial phases of the eclipse at the Teen Murti lawns.

The lunar eclipse has also hampered timings of Rakshabandhan festival that is being celebrated today in whole country.

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