Lunar Eclipse 2017: Heavy rains and overcast sky prevented Delhiites from viewing the lunar eclipse on August 7. It was visible in India and all over Asia, Europe, and Africa, according to Nehru Planetarium officials. However, parts of Africa and Asia, including India, will miss the total solar eclipse that is expected to occur on August 21. The penumbral part of the lunar eclipse, which is difficult to discern, was started at 9:20 pm on Monday night August 7, while the partial phase started at 10:52 pm. The partial eclipse ended at 12:48 am while the penumbral eclipse ended at 2:20 am on August 8. A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon align in an almost straight line. In this scenario, the Earth blocks some of the Sun’s light from directly reaching the Moon’s surface and covers all or part of the Moon with the outer part of its shadow, also known as the penumbra.
Here are some stunning photos show the partial eclipse in full display, from various locations including India, Pakistan, Switzerland, the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio in the south of Athens, the sky over Frankfurt in Germany, Turkey, France and Africa. In this photo picture taken with long exposure time shows the rising full moon during a partial lunar eclipse (right side) over Frankfurt, Germany. (AP Photo)