Lunar eclipse to be viewed in Pakistan on Monday

The District Science Centre, Vellore, will be making arrangements for the public to view the partial lunar eclipse from 10 p.m. on August 7 to 1 a.m. on August 8, subject to clear sky conditions. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or the Grain Moon. The central part of the eclipse zone, where the moon is at the meridian when the eclipse occurs, will be over Central Asia and India. Instead, observers can see only the slightest dimming near the lunar limb closest to the umbra.

Given all that, Monday night's partial lunar eclipse might not be a grand treat for skygazers on the same level as the Great American Eclipse two weeks from now. During a lunar eclipse, the Moon passes first through the penumbra, taking about an hour, moving eastward by its own diameter in this time, to reach the western edge of the umbra. It is hard to see the start and end of penumbral lunar eclipse by naked eye and one must use Astronomical telescopes or highly sensitive digital cameras.

The eclipse will begin at 1550 GMT, and the moon will start entering the shadow region at 1723 GMT, the report said, quoting the International Astronomy Center. The partial eclipse ends at 00:48.09am while the penumbral eclipse ends at 2:20.56am on August 8.

The complete details of Partial Eclipse of the Moon from Mysuru are given below in Indian Standard Time: Partial Lunar Eclipse on August 7.

  • Joey Payne