Wednesday, September 23, 2015

World watches Full Red Supermoon eclipse on 28 September while Pakistan will witness Penumbral lunar eclipse

Finally the Full Moon

On 28th September, most of the world would witness a full moon bathed in red as total lunar will occur - or what is called the Supermoon. It will be visible in North and South America, Africa and western Asia.

The eclipse will last 1 hour and 11 minutes and begins at 8:11pm ET (1.11am BST) and will also be seen in eastern Pacific Ocean region and Europe.

However, in Pakistan the total eclipse will not be visible - rather it will be the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse takes place when the Moon moves through the faint, outer part of the Earth's shadow. This type of eclipse is often mistaken for a normal full Moon.

The penumbral lunar eclipse will start to set in at 5:11:47 on 28 September at 265degreess from the North and will have its full eclipse around 5:44:30 at 270 degrees - just about 11 minutes before the moonset.

By full Penumbral eclipse we mean almost half of the moon having a slight shadow before its sets - while the eclipse will continue below the horizon and attain actual Penumbral eclipse by eight in the morning.

Watch a video of the process at: Time and Data
Full Moon Photo: Taken by me and shared at Flickr - Jalalspages

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