SKYWATCH: Partial Lunar Eclipse tomorrow


The last lunar eclipse of this year will be on Monday August 7, where it will be occurring during full moon of Hijric month "Dhul- Qa'da", Qatar Calendar House (QCH) announced. However, for better view, SPACE India will set up special telescopes at DLF Cyber City and Leisure Valley Park for free.Observers in Africa, Asia and Australia will see the partial lunar eclipse in its entirety.

A partial lunar eclipse will occur tonight at 1722 GMT (21:52:55 Tehran time) and will be visible across the country. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or the Grain Moon. A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, the earth, and the moon align in an nearly straight line.

All phases of lunar eclipse will be seen over Qatar sky.

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 upcoming partial eclipse of the Moon will be visible from all places of India.

The partial eclipse will reach its peak at 1822 GMT. The penumbral phase will start over Qatar sky at 6:50pm Doha local time and the partial phase will be start at 8:23pm.

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