Partial lunar eclipse Sunday

August 13th, 2008 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Sky gazers throughout India will get an opportunity Sunday to watch a partial lunar eclipse. “A partial eclipse of the moon will occur in the early hours of Sunday from 1.06 a.m. to 4.15 a.m.,” said a statement issued by the ministry of earth science department here.

The lunar eclipse is a partial one and 80 percent of the moon will be eclipsed. But unlike the solar eclipse, it can be seen with naked eyes.

The actual event and its different phases of the lunar eclipse would be seen at the same time all over the world.

The eclipse will be visible in the region covering Antarctica, Australia except New Zealand, Asia except north-eastern part, Europe, Africa and South America, it said.

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