Par­tial lu­nar eclipse ex­pected next week

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

Sky-gaz­ers in Kuwait should be on the look­out for a par­tial lu­nar eclipse on Au­gust 7th, Kuwait Sci­ence Club’s (KSC) depart­ment of astron­omy said yes­ter­day. The par­tial lu­nar eclipse, when only part of the moon’s sur­face is ob­scured by the cen­ter of the earth, will start at 8:21 pm lo­cal time and will re­main in sight for around two hours, read a state­ment is­sued by the depart­ment. The as­tro­nom­i­cal phe­nom­e­non will be vis­i­ble to the naked eye start­ing at 9:20 pm, the state­ment added. A to­tal lu­nar eclipse, the most dra­matic form of the as­tro­nom­i­cal won­der, oc­curs when the earth’s shadow falls di­rectly on the moon.

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