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First eclipse of 2017 Saturday February 11 at 4:02:02 am, can be seen from India

Friday February 10, 2017 10:07 PM, & Agencies

Lunar Eclipse

The first eclipse of this year will take place early morning tomorrow i.e. Saturday February 11, 2017 and would be visible from India and some other parts of the world.

"The first 'penumbral lunar eclipse' would begin at 4:02:02 am and would continue till 8:25:05 am on February 11. This eclipse will be visible in India," said Rajendra Prakash Gupt, superintendent of the government-run Jiwaji Observatory in Indore, according to PTI.

"The intensity of moon's brightness would lessen and it would become hazy during the eclipse", he said.

Apart from India, the eclipse will also be visible from Europe, Africa, western Asia and eastern North and South America, NASA reports.

A total penumbral eclipse is a lunar eclipse that occurs when the moon becomes completely immersed in the penumbral cone of the Earth without touching the umbra. It is a narrow path for the moon to pass within the penumbra and outside the umbra. It can happen on the Earth's northern or southern penumbral edges.

About 35% of all eclipses are of the penumbral type.


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