Partial lunar eclipse and full moon rise of August 7, 2017


On Monday, July 7, 2017, a partial lunar eclipse was visible at moonrise before the shadow shrank into the penumbral area, and eventually faded.

"I went up the Jura mountain in France to have a clear view of the full moon rising over the Alps. As cumulus and cumulonimbus were approaching from the west, I only had a 10-minute window to peek at the beautiful and wedged orange disc rise over the snowy peaks of the Alps," Adrien Mauduit, who shot the video below, writes. 

YouTube video

The eclipse was visible from eastern Europe, throughout most of eastern Africa, central Asia, the Indian Ocean, and Australia.

Today's partial lunar eclipse is followed two weeks later by a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. Both of them take place during a single eclipse season.

Below are two other short videos of today's eclipse we found interesting:

YouTube video

YouTube video

Featured image: Partial lunar eclipse seen from France on August 7, 2017. Credit: Adrien Mauduit


Commenting rules and guidelines

We value the thoughts and opinions of our readers and welcome healthy discussions on our website. In order to maintain a respectful and positive community, we ask that all commenters follow these rules:

  • Treat others with kindness and respect.
  • Stay on topic and contribute to the conversation in a meaningful way.
  • Do not use abusive or hateful language.
  • Do not spam or promote unrelated products or services.
  • Do not post any personal information or content that is illegal, obscene, or otherwise inappropriate.

We reserve the right to remove any comments that violate these rules. By commenting on our website, you agree to abide by these guidelines. Thank you for helping to create a positive and welcoming environment for all.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *