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Information about the partial lunar eclipse
on Monday, 7th August 2017
(in Australia and Asia visible, in Europe and Africa partially visible, in America not visible)

Easily explained
During a lunar eclipse, the Moon moves through the shadow of the Earth. This means that the Earth is positioned exactly between the Sun and the Moon and casts its shadow onto the Moon. This is only possible at the full moon and when some other requirements are met. Depending on whether the Moon passes the partial or the core shadow of the Earth, we speak of a partial or total lunar eclipse.

The copper-colored Moon
When the Moon touches the core shadow of the Earth, the first parts of the moon surface begin to darken. If you would actually stand on the Moon, you would experience a total solar eclipse! As soon as the Moon immerses completely in the core shadow, the surface of the Moon begins to glow copper red. Towards the centre of the core shadow, the light fades and turns dark red to brownish grey.

About the visibility
This partial lunar eclipse will be visible in Australia, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Near and Middle East, and the Antarctica. It can't be seen in America, Central America, nor South America.

• Australia: visible
• Asia: visible
• Middle East: visible
• Near East: visible
• Europe: partially visible
• Africa: partially visible
• America: not visible

The exact moment and sequence of the partial lunar eclipse in Universal Time is:
Monday * 7th August 2017 * 06:20:28 pm (UTC)

• Penumbral eclipse begins: 03:50:02 pm (UTC)
• Partial eclipse begins: 05:22:55 pm (UTC)
• Full moon: 06:10:37 pm (UTC)
• Maximum of the partial eclipse: 06:20:28 pm (UTC)
• Partial eclipse ends: 07:18:10 pm (UTC)
• Penumbral eclipse ends: 08:50:56 pm (UTC)

Because the sequence of a lunar eclipse always coincides with the full moon, you can use the full moon calendar to find out the respective local time of the lunar eclipse for your location.

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