Chandra Grahan / Lunar Eclipse on July 7 – Not in India

A penumbral lunar eclipse / chandra grahan (in Hindi) will occur on July 7, 2009. However, the lunar eclipse will not be visible in India. The eclipse will rise over Australia after dusk on July 7. It will set over western North and South America in the early predawn hours of July 7. It will be difficult to see the eclipse with the naked eye.

Magnitude of the penumbral lunar eclipse: 0.156 at its maximum

Eclipse visibility: North America west of the Great Lakes, Hawaii and Alaska. The moon will be high in the sky over New Zealand and eastern Australia.

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