On July 16, 2019, a partial lunar eclipse will take place and it will be visible in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. The partial lunar eclipse will also be visible in parts of India. This partial lunar eclipse is the last lunar eclipse of 2019. The eclipse will last around two hours and 58 minutes. The eclipse will start around 12.15 am on July 17 in India.
Nearly 40% of eclipsed moon will be visible from Nagpur. The maximum eclipse will be nearly at 3.00 am for India time. The eclipse ends at 5.30 am in the morning for India. The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 34 minutes. The duration of the partial eclipse is 2 hours, 58 minutes.
The last total lunar eclipse took place on January 21, 2019 and the next total lunar eclipse will be visible on May 26, 2021. There will be penumbral eclipses till then, though these are not total or partial lunar eclipses. The next lunar eclipse occurs on 10 Jan 2020, followed by three more in the same year. However, this will be a penumbral lunar eclipse and not the same as the upcoming partial lunar eclipse. The next total lunar eclipse will happen on 26 May 2021 whereas the next partial lunar eclipse happens on 19 November 2021.
It is perfectly safe to look at a lunar eclipse directly with your eyes. Lunar eclipses, unlike solar eclipses cannot damage your vision or anything else in your life. Any other superstitions associated with lunar eclipses should also be ignored. Raman Science Centre & Planetarium urges everyone to enjoy this celestial event at their own residence. The event will be visible only if the sky stays clear at night.
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