Partial lunar eclipse visible on New Year's Day

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 19 December, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 19 December, 2009, 12:00am

A partial eclipse of the moon will take place on January 1. The Hong Kong Observatory said viewers would only see a small part of the moon darkened as the earth passed between the moon and sun. The phenomenon will last from 1.15am to 5.30am, with the eclipse at its maximum at 3.23am. It may be seen in open areas facing west-northwest. After that, the next lunar eclipse visible in the city will occur on June 26.