Lunar Eclipse 2020: When And Where To Watch Chandra Grahan

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The first penumbral lunar eclipse for the year will occur on Friday. The lunar eclipse can be viewed through naked eyes.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the moon and the sun.

The coming lunar eclipse will be Penumbral lunar eclipse type; where about 90 percent of the full moon will be inside Earth's penumbra area during the peak of the Penumbral eclipse. During a lunar eclipse, the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon, and the three bodies are adjusted either consummately or defectively. In fact, countries across Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Much of North America, East in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic will be able to see the lunar eclipse, and the total duration is set to be 4 hours and 5 minutes.

What date is the penumbral eclipse of the Moon?

The ISPA official said that weather would be partly cloudy on night between 10 and 11 January, private news channels reported. The heavenly occasion will fall on January 10 this week, and it will be noticeable even from India, which additionally happened to witness the final sunlight based Eclipse of the year 2019 in December. As a result, only part of the moon turns dark as opposed to a total lunar eclipse when the entire moon goes dark before turning a dark red or rusty orange color.

"The full Moon for January was called the Full Wolf Moon because wolves were more often heard at this time", the Old Farmer's Almanac explained on its website.

An incomplete Lunar Eclipse happens when the Earth divides the Sun and the Moon, yet covers just a piece of Moon, leaving the other part visible. This is expected to start at 12:07 pm EST, with the maximum eclipse happening at 2:10 pm EST, Space.com reported.

What can I expect to see in penumbral Lunar Eclipse 2020?

No special equipment would be needed to watch the penumbral lunar eclipse.

The eclipsing will then end around 2.42am IST when the Moon exits the penumbra.

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