Partial lunar eclipse to grace United Kingdom skies on moon mission anniversary

Partial lunar eclipse to grace United Kingdom skies on moon mission anniversary

Meanwhile Buzz Aldrin's legacy has a new lease on life, with children born long after the Space Race had come and gone learning about space exploration from Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear, named after the second most famous man to walk on the lunar surface.

The July full moon of 2019 is on the horizon, which means that certain animals will experience some growth in a bit over 24 hours.

This map shows the region of visibility for the partial lunar eclipse of July 16, 2019. The whole spectacle will last till 5.47am India time, and the timing of this lunar eclipse is pretty interesting as it coincides with the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 mission that first landed humans on the Moon. According to the almanac, the Thunder Moon is also known as the Buck Moon as during this time of year, new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads, marking an important time of growth. The July 16 partial eclipse won't be quite this jaw-dropping, but it will still be lovely. A solar eclipse happens when the moon casts its shadow onto Earth. Here is everything you need to know about the Eclipse. But there are protective glasses which can be used while watching Lunar Eclipse.


In a cosmic coincidence, the eclipse falls on the same date when, five decades earlier, Apollo 11 began its voyage into history. However, there will be penumbral eclipses till then, though these are not total or partial lunar eclipses.

It is safe to view this eclipse can be viewed with the naked eye through a good pair of binoculars.

The eclipse will start around 1.31 am on Wednesday, July 17, said the research and academic director of M P Birla Planetarium. North America will miss out on the view except for its most eastern points, like Nantucket, parts of ME and Nova Scotia. We've seen great Moon photos taken with nothing more than a smartphone aimed afocally through the eyepiece of a telescope.


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Timeanddate.com has a tool which tells you when the eclipse will be at its peak based in your town. NASA mentions that total lunar eclipses are very rare, as they only take place when all the three celestial bodies are perfectly aligned.


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