Penumbral Lunar Eclipse January 10, 2020, in India Date and Time, live updates: Lunar eclipses are much more common than solar eclipses but are still a sight to behold. There are three types of lunar eclipses – total, partial, and penumbral. Total lunar eclipses are the most dramatic, while penumbral lunar eclipses are the most common. This year, four will take place.
The first penumbral lunareclipse 2020 will occur tomorrow, i.e., January 10th. NASA has coined the term ‘Wolf Moon Eclipse’ for this celestial event, and it will be visible in India this time. In fact, countries across Asia, Africa, and Europe will be able to see the lunar eclipse, and the total duration is set to be 4 hours and 5 minutes. This is the first of the four penumbral lunar eclipses (called chandra grahan in Hindi) that are set to occur this year.
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse January 10, 2020 Date and timings?
As mentioned, the penumbral lunar eclipse of January 2020 will occur on January 10 i.e. this Friday. According to Time and Date, the lunar eclipse India time will last from 10:37 pm IST on January 10 to 2:42 am IST on January 11.
Where to watch the penumbral lunar eclipse on 10th January 2020?
As mentioned, the eclipse will be visible in India, and countries across Asia, Africa, and Europe will be able to see the lunar eclipse as well. Unfortunately, the penumbral lunar eclipse won’t be visible in the US, as it will be daylight in that part of the region. CosmoSapiens will be live streaming the penumbral lunar eclipse celestial event, and you can watch it in the embedded video below.
What is a lunar eclipse?: A lunar eclipse occurs when the three bodies — the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon are aligned in a line and the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon obstructing the sunlight from reaching the Moon. The lunar eclipse of January 10 will be a “penumbral eclipse” where the Moon moves through the faint, outer part of Earth’s shadow.