Partial Lunar Eclipse 2019

On July 16-17, 2019, much of the world can experience one more rare astronomical event — the partial lunar eclipse.

The July partial lunar eclipse will be visible from most of Europe and Asia, Africa, South America and Australia. It will miss North America, except for the very southern and eastern parts of the continent. The partial phase will begin at 8:01 pm (UTC) on July 16, and the maximum eclipse will take place at 9:30 pm.

Lunar eclipses occur only on the nights of a full moon, when the Sun, Earth, and the Moon line up and the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its shadow. At maximum eclipse, the full moon will be about half-covered by the Earth's umbral shadow. During the July eclipse, the Moon will be in the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer).

This partial eclipse of the Moon is the last lunar eclipse of 2019. In 2020, all lunar eclipses will be penumbral and hard-to-see eclipses. This will be the last time that the Earth’s dark shadow touches the Moon’s surface until the total lunar eclipse on May 26, 2021.

Eclipses are one of the most fascinating astronomical events most people can witness. Whether you travel to see the partial lunar eclipse or are lucky enough to enjoy the event over your location, use our Eclipse Guide app to find out when, where and how to see the eclipse, receive voice notifications and get all necessary information.

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