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First lunar eclipse of 2024 ends

By News Desk

March 25, 2024 10:29 AM


First lunar eclipse of 2024 is under day

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The first lunar eclipse of 2024 ended on Monday afternoon but it was not visible anywhere in Pakistan, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The penumbra lunar eclipse also known as Penumbral Lunar Eclipse doesn’t cover major portion of the moon but fades it light slightly and it was witnessed in United States, major countries of Europe, Australia, Africa, Northern and Eastern Asia but Pakistan and India did not observe it.

According to Pakistan Standard Time (PST), the lunar eclipse began at 09:53 PST and its peak occurred at 12:12 PST and it ended at 14:32 PST with a total duration of 4:40 hours.

The previous partial lunar eclipse which was visible in Pakistan occurred last year on October 28.

When the earth is between the sun and the moon, it causes lunar eclipses by casting a shadow on the moon’s surface. This is an interesting sight to watch because they can only occur during a full moon.

The partial eclipse ends when the moon moves out of the umbra, passing back into the penumbra. The Moon becomes 10% dimmer than its usual brightness.

The second lunar eclipse of the year would be observed on September 17, 2024.

Reporter Aima Khan

 


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