Good news for all science and sky enthusiast, the first eclipse of the year 2017 is bound to take palace on February 11, early in the morning. The cherry on the top is that it would be visible from India too.
Briefing about this astronomical phenomenon, superintendent of the government-run Jiwaji Observatory, Rajendra Prasad Gupt said that the first 'penumbral lunar eclipse’ will begin on 4:02:02 AM on Saturday till 8:25:05 AM. He also said that this eclipse will be visible in India.
Adding further details on the eclipse he said that the intensity of moon’s brightness would lessen and it would become hazy during the eclipse.
Notably, a penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and the Moon align almost in a straight line.
The Earth blocks some of the Sun’s light from directly reaching the Moon’s surface, and partially covers the Moon with the outer part of its shadow, also known as the penumbra, Gupt said.
(With inputs from PTI)