Lunar eclipse on August 7/8 2017 precedes by 14 days the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017

A partial lunar eclipse will take place on August 7/8, 2017, the second of two lunar eclipses in 2017.

This will precede by 14 days the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, which will be the first total solar eclipse visible in the contiguous United States since the February 26, 1979 eclipse.

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A partial lunar eclipse will take place on August 7/8, 2017 preceding by by 14 days the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017

The partial lunar eclipse will occur during the night between the 7th and the 8th of August. The sky event will be visible over eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

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Visibility map of the lunar eclipse on August 7/8 2017.

The graph below shows the right-to-left hourly motion of the moon through the earth’s shadow.

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The right-to-left hourly motion of the moon through the earth’s shadow during the lunar eclipse of August 7/8.

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.

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The Moon and the Earth during the partial moon eclipse on August 7/8 2017

During the partial lunar eclipse, the moon inside the umbral shadow will be a subtle red, but hard to see in contrast to the much brighter moon remaining in the outer penumbral shadow.

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