Basic Astronomy

Partial Lunar Eclipse on 7th August 2017

7 August 2017 lunar eclipse
Lunar eclipse chart on 7th August 2017.

A Partial lunar eclipse will take place on 7th/8th August 2017. This is the second of two lunar eclipses in 2017. During this eclipse, the Moon will be slightly covered by the Earth's umbral shadow at maximum eclipse.

The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours and 1 minute. The duration of the partial eclipse is 1 hour and 55 minutes.

After 14 days of this Lunar eclipse, there will be a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. This solar eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse visible in the contiguous United States since the February 26, 1979 eclipse.

A lunar eclipse can occur only at full Moon. Lunar eclipses occur when Earths shadow blocks the light from Sun, which otherwise reflects off the Moon.


7 August 2017 lunar eclipse
Lunar eclipse from Moon on 7th August 2017.

Lunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at nearly same time.

The times displayed might be a minute or two off actual times.

EventUTC Time
Penumbral Eclipse begins7 Aug, 15:50:01
Partial Eclipse begins7 Aug, 17:22:56
Maximum Eclipse7 Aug, 18:20:29
Partial Eclipse ends7 Aug, 19:18:09
Penumbral Eclipse ends7 Aug, 20:50:56

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