The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said in a statement on Saturday that the first lunar eclipse of the year will take place on May 16.

There will be a total lunar eclipse on May 16, visible from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and a few parts of Asia. 

However, this stellar exhibition will not be visible from Pakistan according to the PMD.

It explained that there are a total seven phases of the eclipse.

According to Pakistan Standard Time, this astronomical spectacle will start at 06:32 PST with Penumbral Eclipse. At 07:28 PST Partial Eclipse will begin. Around 08:29 PST there will be a Total Eclipse with the Greatest Eclipse occurring at 09:13 PST.

The eclipse will start fading at 09:54 PST with the Total Eclipse ending. The eclipse will further recede when Partial Eclipse ends around 10:55 PST. The Penumbral Eclipse will finally end at 11:51 PST.

The eclipse will approximately take a little more than five hours taking into account all these phases.

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