Updated: June 5, 2020 10:33:15 pm
Lunar Eclipse 2020: On June 5 and June 6, we will be witnessing the second penumbral lunar eclipse of 2020 after January. During a penumbral eclipse, the Moon passes through the Earth’s penumbra. Due to this the shadow of Earth engulfs the moon. During a penumbral eclipse, the moon will look extremely faint, which will make it difficult to view for the normal person.
Here we will be taking a look at some interesting facts about 2020’s second penumbral lunar eclipse:
* The upcoming second penumbral lunar eclipse of 2020 is called ‘Strawberry Moon Eclipse’. This is because the full moon of June is known as the Strawberry Moon.
* During this eclipse, 57 per cent of the Moon will pass through the Earth’s penumbra.
* This lunar eclipse will be visible to people living in most parts of Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Antarctica.
* The Strawberry Moon Eclipse will start at 11:15 PM IST on June 5 according to timeanddate.com, and will go on till 2:34 AM IST on June 6.*
* The eclipse will be at its peak at 12:54 AM IST on June 6.
* It is being reported that the total duration of this penumbral lunar eclipse is three hours and 18 minutes.
* Due to this being a penumbral lunar eclipse, it will be difficult for people to notice anything until the Moon’s edge has slid at least halfway inside of the Earth’s penumbra.
* After this, two more penumbral lunar eclipses for 2020 will be left. These will take place between July 4 to July 5 and between November 29 to November 30 according to timeanddate.com.
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