Partial lunar eclipse to occur over the Arab world on Monday

Steve Phelps
August 7, 2017

Celestial spectacles are a delight to witness and the partial lunar eclipse will grace the skies on Monday night, August 7, which will continue till the wee hours of the next morning. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the umbral region of the Earth's shadow and becomes imperceptible. When a portion of the moon alone crosses the dark shadow, the eclipse is known as partial eclipse.

A partial lunar eclipse will occur tonight at 1722 GMT (21:52:55 Tehran time) and will be visible across the country.

The space circuit in India is buzzing with excitement and anticipation ever since word about the lunar eclipse spread. Lunar eclipse is discernible from a large part of the Earth.

NASA has the eclipse lasting about two hours, and peaking at around 18:20 Coordinated Universal Time, or around 2:20 p.m.

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The eclipse will be visible from Nepal, India, China, Japan, Australia, Antarctica, Africa, Europe, Russia and some parts of South America.

All phases of lunar eclipse will be seen over Qatar sky. The main difference from one event to another is the degree to which the totally eclipsed Moon is darkened and how colourful it might be.

The eclipse begins when the moon enters penumbra at 11:50 p.m, Monday, and ends at 4:51 a.m., Tuesday.

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