Lunar eclipse to be visible in Pakistan on Monday

Get ready to witness the lunar eclipse on August 7 [VIDEO]

Arrangements in place for lunar eclipse

Star-gazers in the Arab world should keep their eyes peeled on Monday (August 7) for a partial lunar eclipse, which will be visible from 7.50pm to 11.21pm GST.

The partial lunar eclipses will be visible throughout most of Asia (including Qatar), Africa, Europe, Australia, Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean, Dr Beshir Marzouk of QCH said.

The penumbral part of the lunar eclipse, which is hard to discern, will start at 9:20 pm on Monday night, while the partial phase will start at 10:52 pm. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or the Grain Moon.

The total duration of the Penumbral eclipse is five hours and one minute and that of the Partial eclipse will be one hour and 55 minutes.

It said in Manila, the moon will rise at 6:03 p.m. on August 7 and will set at 5 a.m. on August 8. The Penumbral eclipse will begin at 9.22PM on August 7 and end at 2.20AM on August 8. Depending on the size of the eclipse, a dark red or rust colour, or simply a charcoal grey may appear on the shadowed portion of the lunar surface. Only partial phase of the eclipse can be seen from all parts of India.

The space circuit in India is buzzing with excitement and anticipation ever since word about the lunar eclipse spread.

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