PARTIAL LUNAR ECLIPSE
On July 16th, the full Moon will pass through the shadow of Earth, off center, producing a partial lunar eclipse. This movie created by space artist Larry Koehn shows how 65% of the lunar disk will fall into darkness during the 3 hour eclipse:July 16, 2019 Partial Lunar Eclipse – Eastern Hemisphere from LarryKoehn on Vimeo.
Best seen from Africa, the eclipse is maximum at 21:32 UT. Observers in Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia will also witness at least part of the eclipse. North Americans will see none of it–only a normal bright full Moon. Check NASA’s visibility map to find out if you are in the eclipse zone. Wishing you clear skies.
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