Kuwait to witness a partial lunar eclipse next week

Kuwaiti astronomer Adel Al-Sadoun said on Sunday that a partial lunar eclipse is expected next Wednesday at 12:32 am local time and will remain in sight until 02:00 am local time. A partial lunar eclipse occurs when the full moon passes through the shadow of the earth, he noted.

On July 27, 2018, Kuwait and the world witnessed the longest lunar eclipse occurring in a century. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly behind the Earth and into its shadow, this can occur only when the sun, Earth, and moon are aligned (in syzygy) exactly or very closely so, with the planet in between. Hence, a lunar eclipse can occur only on the night of a full moon.