Updated: July 5, 2020 8:49:13 am
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 2020: The third lunar eclipse of 2020 will be taking place today. It will be a penumbral lunar eclipse, which will start at 8:37 AM IST and end at 11:22 AM IST according to timeanddate.com. During a penumbral lunar eclipse, the Moon does not disappear partially or fully, it just becomes a bit faint, which means that humans might not be able to differentiate between the full Moon and the eclipsed Moon.
During a penumbral lunar eclipse, the Moon moves through the outer part of the Earth’s shadow, thus becoming very faint. Here we are going to take a look at a few important facts about today’s penumbral lunar eclipse.
Important facts about July 5 lunar eclipse
* The July 5 lunar eclipse will begin at 8:37 AM IST and will end at 11:22 AM IST. It will reach its peak at 9:59 AM IST.
* 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.
* The total duration of this lunar eclipse will be two hours 45 minutes.
* The magnitude of -0.644 and a penumbral magnitude of 0.355.
* The eclipse will not be visible from India this time along as it will be day time during the celestial event in the country.
* The eclipse will only be visible from South/West Europe, much of Africa, much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Antarctica.
* After this, only one penumbral lunar eclipse will remain for the year 2020. The next penumbral lunar eclipse will take place between November 29 to November 30 according to timeanddate.com.
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