Partial Lunar Eclipse

A partial lunar eclipse will take place on 16 and 17 July 2019. The Moon will be about half-covered by the Earth’s umbral shadow at maximum eclipse. The magnitude of the eclipse will be 0.653.The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse will be 1.704.The total duration of the eclipse is expected to be 5 hours, 34 minutes. The duration of the partial eclipse is expected to be 2 hours, 58 minutes.

When and Where to see

This partial lunar eclipse, is the last lunar eclipse of 2019 and is visible from Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica


Partial Lunar Eclipse visible in Lucknow

                         Not Occur Every Full Moon Night


Partial lunar eclipses do not happen every full Moon night because of the inclination of the Moon’s orbital plane. The Moon’s orbital path around the Earth is inclined at an angle of 5° to the Earth’s orbital plane (ecliptic) around the Sun. The points where the two orbital planes meet are called lunar nodes.

Lunar eclipses occur when the Moon is near a node at full Moon and Solar eclipse take place when it is near a node at New Moon.