Lunar Eclipse 2019, Chandra Grahan July 2019 date and time in India: A partial lunar eclipse will be visible in India on July 16 and July 17. The lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan happens when Earth moves between the Sun and Moon. This happens when the Sun, Earth, and moon are aligned in a straight line. The lunar eclipse happens in the time of the full moon. The entire lunar eclipse will be visible from India. This eclipse will also be visible from most regions of Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, and Australia.

Time and duration of the Lunar Eclipse July 2019:

People in the country can witness the penumbral lunar eclipse from 12.13 am on July 17 and it will end at 5.49 am in the morning. The maximum eclipse can be witnessed at 3.00 am on July 17. However, the entire lunar eclipse will be running for a total duration of 5 hours and 34 minutes, while the partial lunar eclipse will be active for 2 hours and 58 minutes.

The magnitude of the entire lunar eclipse will be 1.729 and the magnitude of the partial lunar eclipse will be 0.658.

Two major eclipses take place every year as they usually occur in a gap of six months. The lunar eclipse occurs to follow the solar eclipses within 15 days. However, the solar eclipse or Surya Grahan took place on July 2 this year. During the full moon eclipse, Earth blocks the direct sunlight entirely from reaching the Moon. Due to the reddish colour, an entire eclipsed moon often called a blood moon.


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