Partial lunar eclipse to be visible in Taiwan early Tuesday

Taipei--Chances are good that astronomy buffs in northern and central Taiwan will be able to see a partial lunar eclipse from early Tuesday, as mostly clear skies are forecast during the five-hour celestial event, the Central Weather Bureau said that day.

The partial lunar eclipse is expected to take place between 11:48 p.m. Monday and 4:53 a.m. Tuesday, when the sun, the earth and the moon line up, according to the Taipei Astronomical Museum.

The phenomenon will not be observable until 1:22 a.m. Tuesday, when the moon is in the earth's penumbra -- the part of a shadow where the light source, or the sun, is only partially blocked.

Taipei--Chances are good that astronomy buffs in northern and central Taiwan will be able to see a partial lunar eclipse from early Tuesday, as mostly clear skies are forecast during the five-hour celestial event, the Central Weather Bureau said that day.

The partial lunar eclipse is expected to take place between 11:48 p.m. Monday and 4:53 a.m. Tuesday, when the sun, the earth and the moon line up, according to the Taipei Astronomical Museum.

The phenomenon will not be observable until 1:22 a.m. Tuesday, when the moon is in the earth's penumbra -- the part of a shadow where the light source, or the sun, is only partially blocked.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel