Partial lunar eclipse will take place on New Year’s Day with only the southern tip of the moon covered by the earth’s dark shadow.

“The eclipse begins at 12.21 am and ends at 1.24 am IST (on January 1)”, Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre Executive Director P. Iyamperumal told PTI on Wednesday.

Lunar eclipses can take place only during particular full-moon days, when the moon comes diametrically opposite to the position of the sun, as viewed from the earth.

The eclipse will be visible in the region covering Alaska, Australia, Indonesia, Asia, Africa, Europe including the British Isles and the Arctic regions, he said, adding, the eclipse can also be viewed in India.

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