Partial Lunar Eclipse on July 16, 2019 Date and Timings, LIVE by Slooh

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Lunar Eclipse 2019 Date, Timings: A partial lunar eclipse will take place for three hours on Tuesday night. The Partial Lunar eclipse is expected to be visible through most of the night. the celestial phenomenon will be visible from India, South America, Australia, Africa and parts of Europe. The eclipse will begin at 1:31 am, reaching its pinnacle at 3 AM when 65 percent of the moon will be hidden by the Earth’s shadow. All astrology enthusiasts will have their eyes trained on the sky to catch a glimpse of the rare phenomenon.

What is the timing for partial Lunar eclipse on July 16?
According to the NASA website, the eclipse will last around two hours and 58 minutes. The eclipse will start at 1843 GMT, which is around 12.15 am on July 17 in India. The maximum eclipse will be at 2130 GMT or nearly 3.00 am for India time. The eclipse ends at 0017 GMT or nearly 5.30 am in the morning for India.

What is a partial lunar eclipse? How does it occur?
An eclipse takes place when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are aligned in a line. During a solar eclipse, the Moon comes between the Earth and the Sun and casts a shadow. During a lunar eclipse, the Earth comes between the path of the Moon and the Sun and casts a shadow on its satellite. According to NASA, at least two partial lunar eclipses happen every year, but total lunar eclipses are very rare. A lunar eclipse can last for a few hours.

Is it safe to look at a lunar eclipse?
Yes, NASA says 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. India’s next total lunar eclipse will take place on May 26, 2021.