Free Solar Eclipse Event at Rowan's Edelman Planetarium

Science								Image Source Jorg Weingrill

Star-gazers in the Arab world should keep their eyes peeled on Monday (August 7) for a partial lunar eclipse, which will be visible from 7.50pm to 11.21pm GST.

What happens in a partial lunar eclipse? Actually, the number of lunar eclipses in a single year can range from 0 to 3.

Earth's shadow has two parts: the umbra, which is the darker inner portion, and the penumbra, the lighter outer part. Total eclipse will be visible from North Pacific, U.S., and South Atlantic, he informed. It has been coined as the American eclipse since the path of the Moon's shadow is expected to include America's #West And East Coasts. Seriously - the sun is going to the just west of directly south (182-186 degree) for the time the total eclipse hits Missouri. "For Kolkata the moonrise will be around 5.58 p m and it will be setting on 4.34 a m next day", Duari said. Here in the Ozarks, we will see a partial solar eclipse with about 96% of the sun eclipsed by the moon.

For the first time in nearly 40 years the path of the moon's shadow passes through the continental United States. It blocks the sun and the sunlight and casts a shadow over the earth.

On August 21, the Naperville area will see a deep partial eclipse, but not a total eclipse. The total duration of the penumbral eclipse was five hours and one minute and that of the partial eclipse one hour and 55 minutes. And because the Earth's shadow is considerably larger than the moon as seen from Earth, the eclipses last longer.

The last time a total solar eclipse was visible in the United States was in 1979. During the solar eclipse, like the one later this month, the moon will cross from south to north.

So you'll want to have the right equipment to protect your eyes, and only when the moon completely covers the sun can you look straight into the sky.

"The sky permitting, since it is the rainy season and the sky remains overcast most of the time, it will be a wonderful opportunity to experience this celestial event and to take photographs if possible", he added.

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