Partial lunar eclipse would be visible on August 17

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Chennai, Aug 3 (UNI) A partial lunar eclipse (eclipse of the moon) would occur on August 17 and it would be visible from 0106 hrs to 0414 hrs, officials said today.

This would be the second eclipse in a gap of 15 days after the solar eclipse that occurred on August 1, officials in the Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre said.

This celestial event would be visible in South America, United Kingdom, Europe and in some parts of United States on August 16, night.

In India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Malaysia, it would be visible on August 17, early morning.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, earth and moon are in a single line with the earth in the middle. If this occurs, the moon does not receive light from the sun because it is in the shadow of the earth, and thus the moon becomes invisible.

Since the eclipse would occur early morning, most people would not witness it.

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