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Monday’s penumbral lunar eclipse will not be visible in India | India News


INDORE: A lunar eclipse will occur on Monday, but it will not be visible in India as it would be in the afternoon here, said an official from the Jiwaji Observatory in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh.
The “penumbral lunar eclipse” will begin at 12:59:09 pm and continue until 5:25:09 pm on Monday, Rajendraprakash Gupt, superintendent of the observatory, said on Sunday.
“A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, earth, and moon line up almost in a straight line. The earth blocks some of the sun’s light from directly reaching the moon’s surface and partially covers the moon with the outer part of its shadow, also known as penumbra, “Gupt explained.

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