Partial lunar eclipse occurs Monday

  • Partial lunar eclipse occurs Monday

Partial lunar eclipse occurs Monday

Get ready to witness the lunar eclipse on August 7.

The eclipse will be visible throughout Europe, Asia, most of Africa and Australia. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or the Grain Moon.

The central part of the eclipse zone, where the moon is at the meridian when the eclipse occurs, will be seen in Central Asia and India.

The duration of the total eclipse will be five hours and one minute, while the duration of partial phase of lunar eclipse will be one hour and fifty five minutes.

The eclipse begins when the moon enters penumbra at 11:50 p.m, Monday, and ends at 4:51 a.m., Tuesday.

Given all that, Monday night's partial lunar eclipse might not be a grand treat for skygazers on the same level as the Great American Eclipse two weeks from now.

An eclipse of the moon, of which partial phase was in India, had occurred on April 4, 2015.

The state weather bureau said lunar eclipses are safe to watch and observers don't need to use protective filters for the eyes.

The moon could often take on a dark red hue during a total lunar eclipse.

Are you excited to observe the Lunar eclipse? [Image by by Ethan Miller/Getty Images] A partial lunar eclipse, as it appears in Texas in 2007.