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Moon Eclipse 2017 In India : Grahan occurs at Raksha Bandhan night

Moon Eclipse 2017 In India : Grahan occurs at Raksha Bandhan night
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Lunar eclipse (Moon Eclipse 2017 In India) partially began on Monday night at 10:55 pm and was last for about two hours. It was noticed on Raksha Bandhan festival. The Lunar eclipse also appeared in Asia, Europe, and Africa along with India. As per the reports, the Penumbral eclipse began at 9:22 pm on August 7 and it ends at 2.20 am on August 8. Although the eclipse was not appeared to be very clear in the various northern parts of India because of the monsoon clouds. And it is the first lunar eclipse of this year that appeared on Raksha Bandhan festival. People have watched the live streaming video of tonight’s lunar eclipse at YouTube video channel. As YouTube video channel always host live streaming of Lunar eclipse or solar eclipse on their channel.

According to the various astrologers and the astronomy organisation Space India, the maximum eclipse appeared at 11:51 pm. And the total duration of the Penumbral eclipse is five hours and one minute while the Partial eclipse has appeared for one hour and 55 minutes. This lunar eclipse of Raksha Bandhan is associated with the upcoming major solar eclipse on August 21 solar eclipse. And the people who want to see the Solar eclipse of 21 August can visit Nehru Planetarium that has set up with telescopes to watch the Moon or the Sun before the eclipse.

The lunar eclipse appears when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its umbra or when the Earth moves in between the moon and the Sun. And it occurs when the sun, earth and moon are aligned exactly and the partial lunar eclipse occurs when the three do not line up exactly. Now, let’s have a look at the live streaming video of tonight’s lunar eclipse.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.