Partial Lunar Eclipse To Be Visible Across India Monday Night

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Griffin has been up since 3am to see the eclipse begin, but said most people would likely only have seen something across the moon's surface from 5.20am.

This lunar eclipse comes just ahead of the total solar eclipse on August 21.

Here are some stunning photos show the partial eclipse in full display, from various locations including India, Pakistan, Switzerland, the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio in the south of Athens, the sky over Frankfurt in Germany, Turkey, France and Africa.

Those lucky people who can see it will witness a once in a lifetime opportunity as the Sun, the Moon and the Earth become perfectly aligned.

If you don't want any of that bother you can always watch the livestream of the astrological event.

Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic.

The event - which won't be full, but rather a partial lunar eclipse -will occur on Monday evening in the aforementioned territories as well as Antarctica. With these types of eclipse, a portion of the Moon passes through Earth's umbral shadow. Those features are normally invisible in the sun's bright glare, and can not be seen in a partial eclipse.

On August 21, a total solar eclipse is projected to cut a broad swath all across the continental United States - beginning on the west coast in OR and moving across Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia and SC. If you don't have glasses, here is a safe way to still view the eclipse safely with materials you likely already have at home. The side of the moon that faces the Earth is completely lit by the sun.

"August is one of the most popular time of the year to observe meteor showers", Pagasa said. Eclipses can only happen when those two orbits line up just right, and that magical time is right now. If part of the sun still sticks out, it's a partial eclipse. None of this will even be visible if it's cloudy, so be sure to stay tuned to the AccuWeather forecast leading up to August 21st as we hope for clear skies and prepare for the astronomical event of a lifetime.

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