Lunar eclipse 2019 : Facts, India Timing, All you need to know

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Lunar eclipse 2019 date, time-
The partial lunar eclipse would be visible throughout the Asian nation on 17 July 2019. The people of India can witness it in the western and central region while people living in the eastern side could see the eclipse at the moonset time. This would be the last lunar eclipse of the year 2019. Apart from India, it can be also seen in different parts of the world like Europe, Africa, South America and Australia. The partial lunar eclipse can be seen from 12.13 am IST and will transit the umbra region at 1:31 am IST. Its intensity would be seen highest at 3:00 am when the largest part of the moon will get covered by the Earth’s shadow thus, appearing dark. After this, the moon will enter the penumbra region marking the end of partial lunar eclipse at 4.29 am IST. The moon will exit from the penumbral region at 5.47 am IST as stated by NASA. The total duration for lunar eclipse would be 2 hours, 57 minutes and 56 seconds.
How to Watch Lunar Eclipse 2019?
The lunar eclipse can be seen through naked eyes as recommended by scientists and there is no worry to believe the other superstitions. People can enjoy this scene from their residence when the night sky is clear.
What is Lunar Eclipse?
Lunar Eclipse takes place on the full moonlight. Lunar Eclipse is said to occur when the moon passes from behind of the Earth and its shadow. At that time the Sun, Moon and the Earth come in close alignment. The size and type of the lunar eclipse depend on the proximity of the moon to either node of its orbit.

Types of Lunar Eclipse
There are two types of shadows in lunar eclipse i.e. umbra and penumbra.
A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon completely passes through the umbra or when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned in the same path it is said to be a partial lunar eclipse.

When the Moon partially crosses through the umbra and penumbra it is said to be Partial lunar eclipse on the earth.
When the moon passes only through penumbra and not from umbra it is said to be a penumbral lunar eclipse.

Next Lunar Eclipse 2019
This year lunar eclipse 2019 was seen previously on 20–21 Jan 2019 and 16–17 Jul 2019. Apart from India, it was seen in Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
The next penumbral lunar eclipse is said to occur on January 10, 2020. There would be 3 more lunar eclipses in the next coming year on 19 November 2021 and next on 26 May 2021.