Pakistan to Witness Lunar Eclipse This Month!

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Pakistan will witness the first lunar eclipse of the year 2017, it will be visible from the early hours of Saturday, 11th February starting at 3.34 am.

Phases and local Times for the Eclipse

 

Maximum view of the lunar eclipse would be at 5.43 am for Karachites and will end by early morning at 7.10 am. This eclipse will be in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse will be visible in Karachi.

What is a Penumbral Eclipse?

During the penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth’s main shadow does not fully cover the Moon, the Umbra (Earth’s shadow) misses the Moon during this type of eclipse. It will be difficult to view the eclipse as the shadow is just a tad bit lighter than the Moon.

Other Regions Seeing the Eclipse

Regions that will also be able to view the penumbral lunar eclipse are, Mexico, SouthAfrica, Brazil, Belgium, USA, Portugal, France, Italy, Turkey, UK, Argentina, India, Egypt, Greece, Russia and Spain.

The next Lunar eclipse for 2017 will occur on 7th/8th August.

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