July is still running so get ready to witness more top sky-watching events.
An eclipse never comes alone: a solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse —usually, there are two eclipses in a row—.
Do you remember the amazing total solar eclipse occurred in South American countries of Chile and Argentina on July 2nd?
Now it is the turn of the last lunar eclipse of 2019. On July 16th, a partial lunar eclipse will allow most of the eastern hemisphere to see the moon turn partly red.
Unlike a total lunar eclipse, a partial lunar eclipse occurs when a part of the Moon passes through the Earth’s partial shadow, so only that part will gain the distinctive reddish hue as it moves through the Earth’s shadow.
Starting at 18:43 UT this meteorological event will be visible throughout most of Europe, Africa, central Asia, and the Indian Ocean. Unfortunately, the eclipse will miss North America, except for the very southern and eastern parts of the continent.
Lasting about five-and-a-half hours, the eclipse will cover up roughly 60 percent of the full moon at its peak.
Stay tuned and find more information about the most outstanding natural phenomena in the SkyAlert website: https://skyalertusa.com/solutions/