10 Dec Lunar eclipse Visible from Pakistan

There is going to be an amazing lunar eclipse on the evening of 10th December, which would be visible from Pakistan. The moon will rise on the evening of 10th December while entering penumbra.

Now this is not just any other ordinary Eclipse. Its a Senelion, which means that the sun and moon would both be visible in the sky at the same time, even though it is technically impossible because for an eclipse to occur, the sun and moon must be 180 degrees apart.

So how would this be possible? Its possible due to atmospheric refraction, which makes the sun ‘appear’ higher in the horizon, where as in reality it has already set.

So to watch this phenomena, a clear horizon would be needed to watch both the sun set and the moon rise.Living in Karachi, I doubt such a clear horizon would be available, but it somebody is able to get a clear sight, please do snap some pics and share with us.

The Moon Rise time for Karachi for saturday evening is 5:37.

P.S. Dont forget to pray the eclipse prayer “Salat ul kusoof” as was the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhe wasallam. Read details about his prayer here

Further Reading:
Dawn Eclipse of the Moon

Saturday’s Lunar Eclipse will Include ‘Impossible Sight’

Moon Rise and Moon Set Timings for Karachi

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3 thoughts on “10 Dec Lunar eclipse Visible from Pakistan

    • The moon will rise at around 5:37 and would have already entered the penumbra( outer shadow of earth) from there it will progress into umbra.I dont know the exact time of entering the umbra.

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