Lunar Eclipse

MET Office: “Strawberry Moon” Lunar Eclipse will be visible in Maldives

National Meteorological Service has said that the lunar eclipse dubbed the “Strawberry Moon” will be visible from the Maldives tomorrow night.

Talking to one Online, Meteorologist at the METE Office, Ahmed Muslim said that the eclipse is estimated to be visible in the Maldives between 10:45 p.m. and 4 p.m.

He said that the moon will be directly above the Maldives during the eclipse this time. However, this would not be particularly bright eclipse and so it may not be visible.

During the “Strawberry Eclipse” tomorrow, some country would be able to see only half of the eclipse.

It is estimated that the eclipse will be visible from Australia, Africa and Americas along with a large portion of Europe if the weather accommodates. While the eclipse is also going to be visible from a large portion of Asia, only parts of India can witness the eclipse due to the weather.

Some countries would see the eclipse for up to three hours and 18 minutes.

This eclipse is called the “Strawberry Moon” not because the moon would turn pink. It is a name given by Astronomers because it is during this time of the year that strawberry farms blossom.