India to witness partial lunar eclipse
People across India are all set to witness a partial lunar eclipse on Thursday that will last for only 27 minutes.
It will be the third shortest lunar eclipse of the century.
A partial lunar eclipse occurs when only a portion of the moon enters the Umbra (the innermost and darkest part of a shadow).
When the moon travels completely into the earth's Umbra then one observes a total lunar eclipse.
The eclipse will start from 11:32 pm on Thursday night and will end at 3:43 am on Friday, reports said.
People can witness the celestial phenomenon in the region covering Asia (except North Eastern region), Australia, Europe, Africa and Antarctica.
(Posted on 24-04-2013)