Partial lunar eclipse to be witnessed on Feb 9

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Partial lunar eclipse
New Delhi, Feb 9: A penumbral eclipse on a full moon day will be visible throughout country on Monday, Feb 9.

The penumbra lunar eclipse will begin at 6.08 pm and ends at 10.08 pm.

The eclipse is visible from India. People in Alaska, Australia, eastern Asia, Hawaii, New Zealand and the western parts of Canada and the United States. can also witness the eclipse.

A penumbral eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth's penumbra. The penumbra does not cause any noticeable darkening of the Moon's surface, though some may argue it turns a little yellow.

The eclipse occurring on Monday evening is the deepest penumbral eclipse of the year with a penumbral magnitude of 0.899. It can be viewed directly through naked eyes as dusky shading in the northern half of the Moon.

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