Astro enthusiasts and stargazers it is once again time to look up in the sky as another eclipse will grace the skies tomorrow night. A partial lunar eclipse will take place after the midnight of July 16, thus the actual date of the eclipse occurrence is July 17. A partial lunar eclipse is when the moon will be covered partially by the shadow of the planet. This is the last lunar eclipse of the year 2019, so you would not want to miss on catching a glimpse of the satellite. So we tell you the timings, places it will be visible and how to see the Chandra Grahan on July 17.
The partial lunar eclipse will be visible from Indian subcontinent along with other continents of Australia, Africa, South America, and most of Europe. The phenomenon of lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth is in between the Sun and the Moon. The earth thus casts a shadow on its satellite. Partial Lunar Eclipse in July 2019: Know Date, Timings and Places From Where the Celestial Event of Chandra Grahan Will be Visible.
Timings of Partial Lunar Eclipse 2019
The penumbral eclipse will begin a little after midnight. It will start at 12.13 am on 17 July. The beginning of the partial lunar eclipse will be from 1.31 am and the maximum point of the eclipse will be at the dark hour of 3 am. After passing through the penumbral phase again, the partial eclipse will end at 4.29 am. It will exit from the penumbra point at 5.49 am. The entire lunar eclipse will go be active for 5 hours and 34 minutes while the partial lunar eclipse will go on for a duration of 2 hours and 58 minutes.
How to Watch This Partial Lunar Eclipse
If the sky is pretty clear then there is no harm in watching the lunar eclipse with your naked eye. There is no damage in watching it, unlike solar eclipses. Besides, some organisations, observatories also hold live streaming so that those who cannot watch it in person, can still catch up on it. You can watch the live stream of the partial lunar eclipse here.
This is the last lunar eclipse of 2019 so don't miss a chance to watch this spectacle. If the skies are cloudy then you can rely on live streaming. If you love observing the moon or various celestial spectacles then catch up on your sleep, because you will have to stay up to catch the partial lunar eclipse 2019.