A partial lunar eclipse will be visible tonight, Astronomy and Space Science Unit, Colombo University Director, Professor Chandana Jayaratne said.

This lunar eclipse is also visible to Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, much of South America, the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic and Antarctica.

This is the last eclipse for 2023 comprising two solar eclipses and two lunar eclipses, the Professor said.

The partial lunar eclipse begins at 11.32 p.m. tonight with the moon entering into the penumbra of the Earth’s shadow (less dark shadow) and ends at 3.56 a.m. tomorrow (29). 

The total duration of the eclipse is 4 hours and 25 minutes. 

The visible part of the partial eclipse begins at 1.05 a.m. tomorrow when the moon enters the Umbra – the dark part of the Earth’s shadow and ends when the moon leaves the Umbra at 2.23 a.m. 

About six percent of the moon’s surface will be covered by the dark shadow of the Earth around the greatest eclipse due at 1.44 a.m. tomorrow, said Prof. Chandana Jayaratne.

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