Will the partial eclipse of the Moon be visible in the UK?

Federico Mansilla
Julio 14, 2019

Chandana Jayaratne, says there will be a partial lunar eclipse on the night of July 16, the full moon Poya Day. While total lunar eclipse takes place when the moon enters Earth's umbra entirely, partial lunar eclipse sees only a portion of the moon entering it. This will be last lunar eclipse of 2019 and it will be visible in India. The visible part of the partial eclipse begins at 1.31 a.m. on 17th with the moon enters into the Umbra - the dark part of the Earth's shadow and end up when the moon leaves the Umbra at 4.29 a.m.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly behind earth and into its shadow, with the two, along with the sun, being exactly or very closely aligned.

What is a lunar eclipse? Total duration of the eclipse is 2 h 59 m.

After poor weather and cloudy skies obscured the mesmerising Blood Moon eclipse on January 21, UK-based astronomers are anxious for the partial eclipse.

The eclipse will be visible in areas across Australasia, Asia except northeastern parts, Africa, Europe except northernmost Scandinavia, and most of South America.

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The eclipse will also be seen from places such as Turkey, Greece, Ukraine and parts of Russian Federation.

Local stargazers will not be able to see the peak because moonset is at 5:16 a.m., the bureau said.

What time will the eclipse be visible in the UK?

However, this will be a penumbral lunar eclipse and not the same as the upcoming partial lunar eclipse.

The Moon will rise soon after, around 9.06pm BST (8.06pm) and maximum eclipse will peak at 10.31pm BST (9.31 UTC).

After that, the partial eclipse will end around 12.59am BST (11.59pm UTC).

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