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Asteroskopeion organising lunar eclipse viewing event

Asteroskopeion observatory in Nicosia is organising an event tonight inviting the public to join it to view the last lunar eclipse of 2019.

The partial lunar eclipse will be visible in Cyprus on the night of July 16 and 17, between 11 pm and 2 am.

The last lunar eclipse of the year will be special as it coincides with a full moon. The full moon is expected to start at 12:38 am on Wednesday.

The phenomenon will be visible to the naked eye.

A partial lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth moves between the Sun and Moon but the three celestial bodies do not form a straight line in space. When that happens, a part of the Moon’s surface is covered by the darkest, central part of the Earth’s shadow. This central part of the Earth’s shadow is called the umbra.

Asteroskopeion programme:

Solar Observing: 18:00 – 20:00
Jupiter & Saturn: 20:00 – 22:00
Eclipse: 21:30 – 02:00

Entrance Fee: €5,00
Kids under 12, FREE

The premises include a lounge bar.
Grammou 21, 1010, Nicosia, 22 677 727

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