Penumbral eclipse today

February 9th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): A penumbral eclipse on a full moon day will be visible throughout country today.

The penumbra lunar eclipse will begin at 6:08 p.m. and ends at 10:08 p.m.

The eclipse is visible from India. People in Alaska, Australia, eastern Asia, Hawaii, New Zealand and the western parts of Canada and the United States. can also witness the eclipse.

A penumbral eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth’’s penumbra. The penumbra does not cause any noticeable darkening of the Moon’’s surface, though some may argue it turns a little yellow.

The eclipse occurring on Monday evening is the deepest penumbral eclipse of the year with a penumbral magnitude of 0.899. It can be viewed directly through naked eyes as dusky shading in the northern half of the Moon. (ANI)

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