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Partial eclipse set for Aug 7

July 31, 2017
Over the moon

Over the moon:  A partial lunar eclipse will occur in Hong Kong in the late evening of August 7.

A partial lunar eclipse will occur in Hong Kong in the late evening of August 7.

 

It will start at 11.48pm and end at 4.53am.

 

The maximum eclipse will occur at 2.21am during which a quarter of the Moon's diameter will enter into the total shadow of the Earth.

 

It will be best observed at places with an unobstructed view to the horizon to the south and southwest.

 

The eclipse will be webcast live here.

 

The next lunar eclipse observable in Hong Kong will be a total lunar eclipse on January 31.



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