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Lunar Eclipse 2019 in India: Everything About Chandra Grahan

This Lunar Eclipse is coinciding with Guru Purnima for the first time after 149 years.

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 Chandra Grahan 2019 or Lunar Eclipse Timings in India Today: The last Lunar Eclipse of 2019 is occurring on 17 July 2019
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There will be a partial lunar eclipse on the intervening night of 16 July and 17 July 2019 after midnight. This will be the last lunar eclipse of 2019 and it will be visible in most of the countries like Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America. This Lunar Eclipse is also significant as it is falling on the same day as Guru Purnima, a full moon day dedicated in honour of Gurus (teachers).

This lunar eclipse or the Chandra Grahan also coincides with the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 mission. The first time humans landed on the Moon. Here's all you need to know about Partial Lunar Eclipse 2019.

What is a Partial Lunar Eclipse ?

When the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, preventing the sunlight falling on the Moon, then it is called a Lunar Eclipse or Chandra Grahan. A Partial Lunar Eclipse happens when the Moon is covered by only a part of Earth’s shadow whereas a Total Lunar Eclipse happens when the Moon is covered completely by the Earth and the Sun and the Moon are on its opposite sides.

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What is the Date of Partial Lunar Eclipse ?

The Lunar Eclipse or the Chandra Grahan can be watched on 17 July 2019 after the midnight.

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What is the Time of today’s Chandra Grahan ?

You can watch the Lunar Eclipse from around 12:13 am. The Eclipse will reach its highest at 3 am whereas it will move into a Partial Lunar Eclipse around 1:31 am.

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16 July Partial Lunar Eclipse: Facts

Today’s Lunar Eclipse will be visible on 17 July 2019. However, it can be seen on 16 July in some regions of the earth. This is the last lunar eclipse of 2019, the previous lunar eclipse recorded was witnessed in January and it was a total lunar eclipse.

This Chandra Grahan is coinciding with the Guru Purnima celebrated in India. This is happening for the first time after 149 years and this day holds great religious significance for those who believe in astrology.

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