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Lunar Eclipse: India witnesses 2020’s first celestial spectacle

Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan) 2020: The lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan lasted for about four hours and five minutes and was visible from India as well.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 11, 2020 7:50:04 am
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Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan) 2020 India Timings: January 10, was the first lunar eclipse of 2020. The lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan lasted for about four hours and five minutes and was visible from India as well alongside few other countries. It should be noted that this is a penumbral lunar eclipse and not total.

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In India, the penumbral lunar eclipse began at 10:37 pm on January 10, 2020, while it continued till 2:42 am on January 11.

Also read: Lunar Eclipse 2020 Today: When, where and how to watch penumbral Lunar Eclipse live stream

Apart from India, it could also be seen from Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic region, North America and the eastern part of South America. Those interested in watching the celestial event should note that the lunar eclipse can be seen with naked eyes as no special equipment is needed. For those unaware, a lunar eclipse happens when the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon are aligned in a line and the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon blocking the sunlight from reaching the Moon.

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Lunar Eclipse 2020 began at 10:37 pm on January 10 and ended at 2:42 am on January 11, 2020.

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Lunar eclipses of 2020

This year, there will be six eclipses in all, out of which four are going to be lunar eclipses while two will be solar eclipses. The next lunar eclipse will occur in June, the third in July and the fourth in November.

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Lunar eclipse as seen from Spain

Below is a picture of the lunar eclipse in southern Spain. 

The Penumbral lunar eclipse in Ronda, near Malaga, southern Spain. (Reuters)
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Watch visuals of the lunar eclipse

Below are some pictures of the lunar eclipse.

The full moon is seen rising behind a tree during the penumbral lunar eclipse in Ronda, near Malaga, southern Spain. (Reuters)
The wolf moon rises above rises above Menwith Hill RAF station near Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England. Astronomy enthusiasts are in for a treat on Friday evening as the first full moon of 2020, also known as the "wolf moon", coincides with a lunar eclipse. (AP)
The lunar eclipse as seen from England. (Reuters)
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Lunar Eclipse can be seen from the naked eyes

The lunar eclipse can be seen from the naked eyes from all parts of India, only if clouds remain clear.

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Places where lunar eclipse can be seen

The first penumbral lunar eclipse of 2020 began at 10:37 pm IST today and will be visible in several places including Asia, Africa, Australia, areas of North America, Europe, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Arctic.

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Lunar Eclipse 2020: How long will the eclipse last?

The Lunar Eclipse or Chandra Grahan will last for about 4 hours and 5 minutes. The penumbral lunar eclipse today (January 10) will begin at 10:37 pm. And will continue until 2:42 am on January 11. The maximum eclipse will happen at 12:40 am on January 11

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Lunar Eclipse 2020: Apart from India, where all will it be visible from?

Apart from India the January 10 lunar eclipse will be visible from Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Arctic region. Much of North America and the eastern part of South America will also be able to see the celestial event.

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Lunar Eclipse 2020: Lunar Eclipse to begin in a few minutes

The first Lunar Eclipse of 2020 will be visible from across India starting at 10:37 pm tonight.

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Types of lunar eclipse

There are three types of lunar eclipses: Total lunar eclipse, Partial lunar eclipse and Penumbral lunar eclipse.

Total lunar eclipse happens when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, “completely” covering the Moon with its shadow. This happens when the three celestial bodies are aligned to make a line. The Moon can also turn red during a total lunar eclipse, earning it the nickname of Blood Moon.

Partial lunar eclipse takes place when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, but covers only a part of Moon, leaving the other part visible. This happens when the three bodies are not precisely aligned.

Penumbral lunar eclipse happens when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, and the outer part of the planet casts a faint shadow on the Moon. This happens when the three bodies are imperfectly aligned and usually this eclipse is mistaken as a full moon.

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For how much time will the Lunar Eclipse be visible in India for?

Tonight's Lunar Eclipse will begin at 10:37 pm IST and will be visible in India for 4 hours and 5 minutes, ending at 2:42 am IST on January 11. The maximum eclipse will take place at 12:42 am on January 11.

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Lunar eclipses of 2020

There will be a total of six eclipses during 2020, out of which four are going to lunar eclipses and two will be solar eclipses. Tonight will be the first celestial event of 2020, with the next lunar eclipse occurring in June. The third lunar eclipse will fall in July and November will see the fourth and final lunar eclipse of the year 2020.

All the lunar eclipses of this year are going to be the penumbral lunar eclipses just like the first one. The second lunar eclipse will fall between June 5 and June 6, 2020. The third lunar eclipse is forecasted to fall between July 4 and July 5 whereas the fourth and final lunar eclipse of 2020 will fall between November 29 and November 30.

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How does a Lunar Eclipse happen?

A Lunar Eclipse is a celestial phenomenon which takes place when the Sun, the Earth and the Moon are aligned perfectly in a line and the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon blocking the sunlight from reaching the Moon.

Today's Lunar Eclipse will be a “penumbral eclipse” where the Moon moves through the faint, outer part of Earth’s shadow. A penumbral lunar eclipse happens when the three bodies are imperfectly aligned and usually this eclipse is mistaken as a full moon.

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What is a Lunar Eclipse?

Here's a video, which explains what a lunar eclipse is, in detail.

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Where all will the Lunar Eclipse be visible from?

The Lunar Eclipse will visible from India as well as from Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, and Arctic region. Much of North America and the eastern part of South America. No special eyewear is required to watch the celestial phenomenon.

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Other Lunar eclipse of 2020

Today is the first Lunar eclipse of the year 2020. This year, we will see a total of six eclipses including Lunar and Solar. Out of these six eclipses, four will be lunar eclipses while the remain two will be solar eclipses. Today, on January 10 2020, is the first Lunar Eclipse of the year. The next one will take place between June 5 and June 6, followed by third one between July 5 - July 6 and fourth one between November 30 - November 31.

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January 10, 2020 Lunar Eclipse will be a penumbral eclipse

The lunar eclipse of January 10, 2020  will be a penumbral eclipse where the Moon moves through the faint, outer part of Earth’s shadow. A penumbral lunar eclipse happens when the three bodies are imperfectly aligned and usually this eclipse is mistaken as a full moon.

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How to watch January 10, 2020 Lunar Eclipse live online?

To watch January 10, 2020, Lunar Eclipse or Chandra Grahan live online you can head to the YouTube channel named CosmoSapiens. It will live stream the Eclipse starting at 10:37 pm IST. The maximum eclipse will occur at 12:40 am IST on January 11. The celestial event will end at 2:42 am on January 11.

People interested in watching the event in person will also be able to view it by their naked eyes from all parts of India, considering if the skies remain clear.

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Lunar Eclipse January 10, 2020: Where to watch live stream of the celestial event

The Lunar Eclipse can either be watched with bare eyes or online. For people who want to watch Chandra Grahan directly can go outside home at 10:37om tonight. It should be noted that the maximum eclipse will happen at 12:40am on January 11. So it's a good to step out around that time to watch the celestial event. To watch the live stream of the Lunar Eclipse you can go to CosmoSapiens YouTube channel. The complete event will be streamed live on the channel. The celestial event will end at 2:42am on January 11, 2020.

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Lunar Eclipse 2020: Where will it be visible from India, timings

The Lunar Eclipse on January 10 2020 will be visible from all parts of India. It will begin at 10:37 pm on January 10 in India and last for a total of four hours and five minutes.  The event will end at 2:42 am on January 11. The maximum eclipse will occur at 12:42 am on January 11.

Apart from India the January 10 lunar eclipse was visible from Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Arctic region.