What is a Lunar Eclipse?

A lunar eclipse always takes place when there is a full Moon. During this phenomenon, the Sun, Earth and the Moon are perfectly lined up with the Earth blocking the Sun’s light from falling directly on the Moon. However, this time alignment of the sun, Earth and Moon are somewhat askew, so it’s a partial lunar eclipse instead of a total lunar eclipse.

When will the partial Lunar eclipse take place?

The umbral phase, where the moon will pass through the Earth’s inner dark umbral shadow will last for nearly three hours. The eclipse is visible from South America at early evening July 16, from Europe and Africa later in the evening and in Asia and Australia it will take place during late night on July 17.

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