Partial eclipse of moon to appear on Monday

SAVE THE DATE: Partial lunar eclipse to be visible in PH

The partial lunar eclipses will be visible throughout most of Asia (including Qatar), Africa, Europe, Australia, Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean, Dr Beshir Marzouk of QCH said. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or the Grain Moon. It will, however, be a total lunar eclipse. Only part of the Moon's visible surface moves into the Earth's shadow.

Unlike the Great American Eclipse, where safety precautions are needed for skygazers hoping to watch the event as it happens, there are no such safeguards needed for those who want to catch Monday's partial lunar eclipse, according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

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.

The main difference from one event to another is the degree to which the totally eclipsed Moon is darkened and how colourful it might be.

The officer said people can view the partial lunar eclipse from their homes with naked eyes.

The partial eclipse will reach its peak at 1822 GMT. Eclipse Begins - 10.52 pm; Maximum Phase of the Eclipse - 11.50 pm; Eclipse Ends - 12.50 am.Total Duration of the Eclipse Referring to Umbral and Penumbral Phases - 05h 1m.

August is a big month for skywatchers in the U.S. thanks to the highly anticipated total solar eclipse slated to occur on August 21st.



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