A number of countries across the globe witnessed Partial Lunar Eclipse on Monday, August 7, 2017. The spectacular sight of a blood red moon lighting up the night sky was best-viewed in the Indian Subcontinent where it glowed over buildings for hours.
The moon passed through the Earth's shadow exactly two weeks ahead of the highly anticipated solar eclipse on August 21. The experts said that the sunlight was refracted in the Earth's atmosphere that ended up giving the moon a striking dull red or copper colour.
According to reports, the Umbra phase of the Partial Lunar Eclipse took place from 10:52 pm to 12:49 am. In this phase, a small part of the moon's surface was covered by the shadow of central part of Earth that is referred to as Umbra which means shadow in Latin. The shadow that is casted on moon during Umbra is the darkest.
The next Lunar eclipse will take place on January 31, 2018. The previous one was observed in India on April 4, 2015. In this agllery, IBTimes Singapore has compiled a series images of the Lunar Eclipse.