Web Desk(August 6, 2017): The Second Penumbral lunar eclipse of this year will occur tonight. It will be seen partially in Pakistan as well as in India and all over Asia, Europe, Africa and Antarctica.
The penumbral part of the lunar eclipse, which is difficult to discern, will start at 9:20.01pm on Monday night, while the partial phase will start at 10:52.56pm.
The maximum eclipse will be at 11.50.29pm. The partial eclipse ends at 00:48.09am while the penumbral eclipse ends at 2:20.56am on August 8.
The duration of the partial eclipse is 1 hour, 55 minutes. A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, the earth, and the moon align in an almost straight line.
Since the moon is above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions the entire eclipse should be visible with naked eye.
In this scenario, the earth blocks some of the sun’s light from directly reaching the moon’s surface and covers all or part of the moon with the outer part of its shadow, also known as the penumbra.