ISLAMABAD: A rare astronomical event, a series of triple eclipses starting from July this year will occur across the world including Pakistan, APP reports.
According to Pakistan Meteorological Department?s (PMD) calculations, a penumbral lunar and a total solar eclipse will occur in the month of July and another lunar eclipse will also be witnessed in August.
However, the penumbral eclipse of the moon is expected to occur on July 07 (Tuesday) will not be visible in the country.
The eclipse will begin at 8:33 according to Universal Time (UT) while it will be visible in Pakistan at 14:33 hrs according to Pakistan Standard Times (PST).
The eclipse will end on 10:44 UT and the greatest eclipse will be at 9:19. The eclipse will only be visible in most parts of Canada, America and Australia. It is so minor and will be completely invisible to the naked eye.
The data collected by APP revealed that the second eclipse of the series, solar eclipse will occur on July 22 and it will be visible in Pakistan, India, China, Japanese islands and the South Pacific Ocean.
The partial eclipse will be visible from Eastern Asia, Indonesia and Pacific Ocean.
The solar eclipse will start at 23:58 UT that will end on 5:12. The greatest eclipse will be at 8:35 UT.
Penumbral eclipse of the moon will occur on August 06 which will be visible from Europe, Africa and South America. It will not be visible to the naked eye and partially visible in Pakistan at the time of moon set.
The eclipse will begin at 23:01 UT and end on 2:17 and the greatest eclipse will be at 00:39, according to Universal Time.
A partial eclipse of the moon will also occur in December this year which will be best visible from the Northern Canada, Alaska, Australia, Indonesia, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Artic regions and will also be visible from Pakistan.
According to Pakistan Meteriological Department, there will be six eclipses in Pkistan, two solar and four lunar eclipses during this year.
The first solar eclipse of the year had occurred in January which was not visible in Pakistan. While the deepest penumberal eclipse of the moon occurred in February this year that was partially visible in the country for a very short time