Lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan Appeared in the sky today. This will be the fourth and last solar eclipse in 2020. India is unlikely to see the latest lunar eclipse. However, it can be seen in many parts of Europe as well as Australia, North America, South America, the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic, and certain parts of Asia. The lunar eclipse will be a penumbral lunar eclipse, which means that it will appear when the moon passes through the dim exterior of the earth’s shadow (called a penumbra).
Lunar eclipse 2020: What is a penumbra lunar eclipse?
Lunar eclipses are usually divided into three different types, namely full, partial and penumbra. What appeared today was a penumbra.Penumbra lunar eclipse, known as Upchaya Chandra Grahan In Hindi, it occurs when the earth blocks some of the sun’s light from reaching the moon and the earth’s shadow covers all or part of the moon. Compared with the dark core of the earth’s shadow (called the umbra), solar eclipses are more difficult to spot because the shadows or penumbras are darker. Sometimes, a penumbra lunar eclipse is mistaken for a full moon.
When and where to watch the lunar eclipse today
According to the detailed information provided on the Norwegian website timeanddate.com, the lunar eclipse that appears today will begin at 1:02 pm IST and reach its maximum value at 3:12 pm IST. It will last four hours and 21 minutes and will end at 5:23 PM IST. According to a document provided by NASA, although the solar eclipse is unlikely to be clearly visible in India, some parts of the country may see it appear at the moonrise.
How to watch the lunar eclipse in India and the rest of the world
You can watch the lunar eclipse in real time through some video streams available on YouTube. Video embeds are provided below and can be viewed immediately. If it appears in your area, you can go out and look at it with your eyes.
You don’t need any special glasses to watch the lunar eclipse. However, as a penumbra, it may be difficult to notice any difference at first glance.
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