Pakistan will able to witness partial lunar eclipse tonight
KARACHI: The world will be able to witness a partial lunar eclipse tonight between (16 and 17 July) in many parts of the world including most parts of Pakistan.
All stages of partial moon eclipse will be noticeable in the country, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department.
As per details, the eclipse will also be noticeable from many parts of Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Antarctica.
Penumbral eclipse will begin at 23:44 PST (tonight 16th July), while partial eclipse will begin at 01:02 PST on 17th July, 2019, the met office said.
The entire lunar eclipse will begin at 02:32 PST, while the partial eclipse will end at 04:00 PST, the weather department said.
During a lunar eclipse, the Earth casts a shadow on the Moon. This shadow has a central and outer shadow called umbra and penumbra, respectively. When the Moon completely passes through the umbra or when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are perfectly aligned, a total lunar eclipse occurs. When it partially crosses through the umbra and penumbra, we get to see a partial lunar eclipse.