After 149 years, Lunar Eclipse and Guru Purnima are falling on the same day


  Guru Purnima is celebrated on the full moon day (Purnima) in the Hindu month of Ashadha (June–July). This year it is falling on July 16, 2019. On the same day, the partial lunar eclipse will take place. This is the coincidence is happening after 149 years that both the events are falling on the same day. This is named "Half-Blood Thunder Moon Eclipse", as the moon will appear red when it will pass into Earth's shadow. 

  The Earth casts a shadow on the Moon during the lunar eclipse. This shadow can be seen as two parts, a central and outer shadow called umbra and penumbra, respectively. A partial lunar eclipse occurs, when the moon  partially crosses through the umbra and penumbra. This year in July, the umbral lunar eclipse will occur as the moon will not fall in the penumbral at all and is always present in the umbra.

  The umbral lunar eclipse will start from 12.13 am on 17 July. At 1.31 am, it will convert into a partial lunar eclipse and will reach maximum eclipse at 3 am. After the partial lunar eclipse ends at 4.29 am tha, it will again enter into umbral lunar eclipse. The umbral lunar eclipse will end at 5.47 am. 

  At the maximum eclipse, the moon will covered about 65 percent by the Earth's shadow. The entire lunar eclipse will be present for 5 hours and 34 minutes while the partial lunar eclipse will be visible for a total duration of 2 hours and 58 minutes. This eclipse will be the last umbral lunar eclipse until May 2021.

  The partial lunar eclipse will be visible from beginning to end from all places of India except extreme from north eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh. It will be also visible in Australia, Africa, Asia, South America and Europe.

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