It’s always worth checking out an eclipse. This partial lunar eclipse won’t be the most spectacular but for the keen early birds, it’s definitely something to see!
When to look: Partial eclipse begins at 4.01am, 17th July 2019
Which direction to look: West
We see the most of this partial eclipse in WA. You’ll see a noticeable bite out of the disc of the Moon. The partial eclipse ends at 7am. However, the end won’t be as dramatic as the lightening dawn sky will be encroaching upon the view.
Saturn is the bright star-like object below and to the left of the Moon.
A lunar eclipse happens when the Sun, Earth and Moon are all in a straight line in space. A lunar eclipse is when the Earth is in between the Sun and Moon and the Earth’s shadow moves across the Moon. A total lunar eclipse is when the Earth’s shadow passes over the whole Moon.
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There’s always something interesting happening in the night sky and country WA is the best place to catch all the action!