KARACHI AUG 6 (TNS): This year’s second lunar eclipse will take place between August 7 and 8, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said. The eclipse will start at 8:50pm August 7 (Monday) and end at 1.51am August 8 (Tuesday), according to Pakistan time. The partial eclipse will begin at 10:23pm and end at 12:18pm.
Residents of Asian countries including Pakistan, Europe, Antarctica, Africa, and Australia will be able to see the eclipse. The first lunar eclipse of the current year was visible on February 11 from 3:34pm till 7:53pm.
A partial lunar eclipse occurs when a portion of the Moon passes through Earth’s umbral shadow. Depending on the size of the eclipse, a dark red or rust colour, or simply a charcoal grey may appear on the shadowed portion of the lunar surface.