Partial lunar eclipse expected next week in Jordan, Palestine


Published: 2019-07-09 13:08

Last Updated: 2021-05-16 03:54


Stargazers, get ready! You are up for a treat next week.

The skies of Jordan and Palestine will witness a partial lunar eclipse on next Tuesday, July 16, 2019, weather forecaster at Arabia Weather, Omar Dajani said during a telephone call with Roya.

Space lovers will not need to buy special equipment to see the important Celestial event, as it will be visible to the naked eye.

For those who believe that the lunar eclipse may affect their luck, Dajani confirmed that it has nothing to do neither with luck nor with people being cured of illnesses, Dajani affirmed.

Member of the Palestinian Astronomical Society and member of the UNESCO for Space Science, Dawood Al-Tarwah, explained that this phenomenon will not be repeated until May 15, 2022.

The partial eclipse is expected to last for two hours, 57 minutes and 56 seconds. It will start at 11:01:43 pm local time for the city of Jerusalem and will end at 1:59:39 am.

The eclipse will reach its peak at 12:30:44, where the shadow of the moon during the eclipse will be about 65%.

The lunar eclipse is a natural astrological phenomenon, and it occurs when the Moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are exactly or very closely aligned with Earth between the other two.

There are two main types of lunar eclipses, namely partial lunar eclipse, when a portion of the Moon passes through Earth's umbral shadow, and total lunar eclipse, when the entire Moon passes through Earth's umbral shadow.