Professor Chandana Jayaratne, Director of the Astronomy and Space Science Unit of the Physics Department of the University of Colombo states that the last lunar eclipse of this year with two solar eclipses and two lunar eclipses will be visible to Sri Lanka on the full moon day tomorrow. It is said that this partial lunar eclipse will be visible to Sri Lanka as well as Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, South America, the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic and Antarctica.
The partial lunar eclipse will begin tomorrow at 11.32 PM Sri Lanka Standard Time with the Moon entering the orbit of the Earth. It is reported that the part visible to the naked eye will begin on the 29th at 01.05 am when the Moon enters the dark full moon part of the Earth’s shadow. The professor emphasizes that the total duration of this lunar eclipse will be 04 hours and 25 minutes.