Partial eclipse of moon to appear on Monday

Athens prepares for both August full moon and partial eclipse on Monday

This year's second lunar eclipse will take place between August 7 and 8, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said.

Observers in Africa, Asia and Australia will see the Partial eclipse in its entirety. Raman Planetarium officials said that for Nagpur the penumbral part of the lunar eclipse, which is hard to discern, will start at 9:20.01pm on Monday night, while the partial phase will start at 10:52.56pm. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or the Grain Moon.

Lunar eclipses, which may be total or partial, can occur only at full moon when Sun, Earth and Moon are in line.

Are you excited to observe the Lunar eclipse? In Kathmandu, the eclipse will begin at 11:07pm and ends at 1:03am.

Representatives of the Latvian Astronomical Society said at the beginning of the partial eclipse the Moon's surface will be covered by the outer part of the Earth's shadow called the penumbra.

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. [Image by by Ethan Miller/Getty Images] A partial lunar eclipse, as it appears in Texas in 2007.

The August 7 lunar eclipse is associated with the upcoming major August 21 solar eclipse.

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