Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Partial Lunar Eclipse - 7/8 Aug 2017 - India

A partial lunar eclipse which begun at 10:55pm and last for about two hours on the night of Raksha-bandhan (7 Aug 2017). The eclipse had total duration of 5hrs 1min. While it was at its max at 11:51pm ending at 12:47am. Due to monsoon clouds it's been covered during eclipse. Still I managed to take snaps through the scattered clouds.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its umbra. This can occur only when the sun, Earth, and moon are aligned exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle. There are three types — total, partial and penumbral. 

Lunar eclipses are easier to see than solar eclipses because they are visible from anywhere on Earth with only the conditions that the eclipse occurs at nighttime and the moon has risen and is visible. And because the Earth's shadow is considerably larger than the moon as seen from Earth, the eclipses last longer. While it was visible from various geographical locations such as Asia, Africa, Middle East, Australia.

Here are some photographs taken by me as it took place : 

©Devendra Kulkarni

©Devendra Kulkarni
©Devendra Kulkarni

©Devendra Kulkarni
About Devendra Kulkarni

Plane Spotter & Aviation Photographer from India. Crazy about planes & flying machines, exploring new things over different domains such as Tech. Space. Aviation. Travel. Adventure. and many more.

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