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View partial lunar eclipse at planetarium

Image result for partial lunar eclipseThe Anna Science Centre Planetarium is making arrangements for the public to view the partial eclipse of the moon on Monday night.

According to I. K. Lenin Tamil Kovan, Project Director (in-charge), Anna Science Centre Planetarium, the eclipse would be visible throughout Europe, Asia, most of Africa and Australia.

The eclipse will begin at 10.53 p.m. on August 7 and end at 12.48 a.m. on August 8. The partial eclipse will last for one hour and fifty-five minutes. The mid-eclipse will be at 11.50 a.m. when nearly 25% of the moon’s surface will be covered by the earth shadow, Mr. Kovan said.

The planetarium is making arrangements for the public to view the eclipse subject to clear sky conditions. There will be no entry fee, he added.


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