Lunar Eclipse 2019: Stargazers Around The Globe Enjoyed This Natural Phenomenon

Lunar Eclipse 2019: Stargazers Around The Globe Enjoyed This Natural Phenomenon

                   A partial Lunar Eclipse which takes place on 16 July was observed by many around the globe. This partial lunar eclipse was witnessed in most regions of Asia including India and Europe, Africa, Australia, as well as South America.

People all around the world from Delhi to Dublin have enjoyed this phenomenal view of the partial lunar eclipse. A Lunar Eclipse is a natural phenomenon which occurs when the Earth in course of its orbit around the Sun, comes in the middle of the Moon and Sun in such a manner that Moon is hidden in the shadow cast by Earth. This can only happen when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are accurately or very closely aligned, with Earth in the middle of the other two. A lunar eclipse can take place only on the night of a full moon. The type and length of a lunar eclipse be determined by the Moon’s closeness to either node of its orbit. Lunar eclipses can only occur on the night of a full moon.

Another Lunar Eclipse also is known as a total Lunar Eclipse happens when earth completely blocks direct sunlight from reaching the Moon. The only light redirected from the lunar surface has been diverted by Earth’s atmosphere.

The partial eclipse was visible in almost every part of the world apart from for North America and the polar regions of Greenland as well as northern Russia.

In Australia and Asia, the eclipse was witnessed in the initial hours of Wednesday morning. Whereas, in Europe, the partial eclipse was visible on Tuesday evening as soon as the sun went down.

This year in 2019, the Moon comes into penumbra on July 16, 2019, at around 12:12 AM, as per to the reports, while on the other hand, it was exited from penumbra at 5:49 AM. Then the Moon entered umbra at around 1.31 am and at 4:29 AM, it came out of the umbra shadow. The extreme eclipse was seen at around at 3 am.

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While in the UK, the Earth’s outer shadow or penumbra, crossed the moon on Tuesday at around 19.45 BST and the mid-eclipse was witnessed at 22.32 BST. At last, the eclipse finished on Wednesday at 1.15 BST.

The time duration of the umbral phase was held for 2h 58m 45s, while the period of the penumbral phase was held on 5h 37m 24s.

A lunar eclipse is different from solar eclipse as a solar eclipse can only be seen from some part of the world, while lunar eclipses are always visible from large parts of the world. Also, the solar eclipse is risky to look at with the naked eye whereas, the lunar eclipse, on the other hand, are safe to watch with the naked eye.

As per to the Eclipse wise, the following lunar eclipse is going to happen on 10 Jan 2020, which will be followed by three other more in the similar year. On the other hand, this is going to be a penumbral lunar eclipse and not the same as the coming partial lunar eclipse. From a similar source, the following total lunar eclipse is going to be witnessed on 26 May 2021 whereas the succeeding partial lunar eclipse happens on 19 November 2021.

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