Lunar eclipse will occur on Sunday

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 19 April, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 19 April, 2005, 12:00am

Updated at 6.43pm:
Astronomy lovers in Hong Kong will be able to see a lunar eclipse on Sunday night.

A spokesman for the Hong Kong observatory said on Tuesday people could observe a penumbral eclipse between 6.46pm and 8pm on Sunday.
A penumbral eclipse occurs when the moon only passes through the penumbra (partial shadow) of the earth's shadow without entering the umbra (total shadow).

During the event, the moon will become slightly dimmer, experts say.

Star gazers in the territory witnessed a total lunar eclipse in May 2004.


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