Published: 2019-07-17 10:14
Last Updated: 2019-07-17 10:54
Last night, Jordan's skies witnessed a partial lunar eclipse, which was the last lunar eclipse of 2019.
The total phases of the eclipse lasted for almost five hours and 38 minutes, However, the partial eclipse that was seen by the naked eye lasted for almost two hours and 59 minutes.
Across Jordan, the stunning sight appeared in the summer sky.
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.