Lunar Eclipse on Raksha Bandhan

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7/8 August 2017 — Partial Lunar Eclipse

As per the Astrologers the best time to celebrate Raksha Bandhan – from 11:04 am to 1:29 pm.

The Partial Lunar eclipse will be visible from most parts of South and East Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia.

How will this Lunar Eclipse will Look Like on Monday, 7 August 2017, 18:20 UTC


When the Eclipse Happens Worldwide — Timeline

Lunar eclipses look approximately the same all over the world and happen at the same time.

The times displayed are accurate to around 2-3 seconds.

Event UTC Time Time in Allahabad*

Visible in


Penumbral Eclipse begins 7 Aug, 15:50:01 7 Aug, 21:20:01 Yes
Partial Eclipse begins 7 Aug, 17:22:56 7 Aug, 22:52:56 Yes
Maximum Eclipse 7 Aug, 18:20:29 7 Aug, 23:50:29 Yes
Partial Eclipse ends 7 Aug, 19:18:09 8 Aug, 00:48:09 Yes
Penumbral Eclipse ends 7 Aug, 20:50:56 8 Aug, 02:20:56 Yes

* The Moon is above the horizon during this eclipse, so with good weather conditions in Allahabad, the entire eclipse is visible.

The magnitude of the eclipse is 0.246.

The penumbral magnitude of the eclipse is 1.289

The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 1 minute.

The duration of the partial eclipse is 1 hour, 55 minutes.



Partial Lunar Eclipse in India

Lunar Eclipse Starts – 22:52:54
Lunar Eclipse Ends – 00:48:09 on 8th, August

Local Eclipse Duration – 01 Hour 55 Mins 15 Secs

First Contact with the Penumbra – 21:20:01
First Contact with the Umbra – 22:52:54
Maximum of Lunar Eclipse – 23:50:27
Last Contact with the Umbra – 00:48:09 on 8th, August
Last Contact with the Penumbra – 02:20:55 on 8th, August

Duration of Partial Phase – 01 Hour 55 Mins 14 Secs
Duration of Penumbral Phase – 05 Hours 00 Mins 54 Secs

Magnitude of Lunar Eclipse – 0.25
Magnitude of Penumbral Lunar Eclipse – 1.29


As per the Sutak


Sutak Begins – 12:14:11
Sutak Ends – 00:48:09 on 8th, August

Lunar eclipse of August 07/08, 2017

A partial Lunar Eclipse would occur on August 07 and 08, 2017. It would be the second and the last Lunar Eclipse out of the two lunar eclipses in 2017.

As it is partial eclipse of magnitude 0.25, only the one fourth of the Moon would be covered by the Earth’s Umbral shadow at maximum eclipse. The portion of the moon inside the Umbral shadow will only be illuminated by sunlight refracted through the Earth’s atmosphere and having a reddish hue.

The partial eclipse would be visible from AsiaAfricaAustralia, most of Europe and some eastern parts of South America.

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