The phenomenon will not be observable until 1:22 a.m. Tuesday, when the moon is in the earth's penumbra - the part of a shadow where the light source, or the sun, is only partially blocked. This lunar eclipse of Raksha Bandhan is associated with the upcoming major solar eclipse on August 21 solar eclipse.
Wondering what time to start looking - with safety glasses, of course - for this month's partial solar eclipse?
The partial eclipse happened in the early hours of this morning as the Earth travelled between the sun and the moon and cast a shadow on the lunar body.
"Every total solar eclipse brings with it a lunar eclipse either two weeks before or after", Slooh astronomer Paul Cox said in a statement. For others, work and school obligations might keep us away from seeing the eclipse.
"There's actually a citizens science project to encourage people to record what they see and hear animals doing during the eclipse", Smalley told WJBF NewsChannel 6.
It is set to happen locally at 2:45 p.m. The moon is revolving around the earth, which in turn is revolving around the sun. Partial eclipses slightly outnumber total eclipses by seven to six. There is also a total solar eclipse ocuring on August 21, 2017.
Picture taken with long exposure time shows the rising full moon entering a partial lunar eclipse (right side) over Frankfurt, Germany. From there the lunar shadow leaves the United States at 4:09 EDT.
If, somehow, you miss the big eclipse, you've got seven years to prepare for the next one. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) advised that viewers can use a pair of binoculars to magnify the small red part of the moon, with no need for any protective filters. For those in the Americas, however, this means there won't be any kind of visual, as the lunar eclipse will occur while the sun is still in the sky and the moon is below the horizon.