Hong Kong to see partial lunar eclipse in August

Updated 2017-08-01 09:31:03 Xinhua

The Hong Kong Observatory said on Monday that a partial lunar eclipse will occur in Hong Kong in the late evening of August 7.

The eclipse will start at 11:48 p.m. (local time) and end at 4:53 a.m., with the maximum eclipse occurring at 2:21 a.m, during which, the observatory said, a quarter of the moon's diameter will enter into the total shadow of the earth.

It will be best observed at places with an unobstructed view to the horizon to the south and southwest.

The eclipse will be webcast live on the observatory's website.

The next lunar eclipse observable in Hong Kong will be a total lunar eclipse on January 31.

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