Lunar eclipse 2020: Solar eclipse & Lunar eclipse not only attract space enthusiasts, but also ordinary people. On June 5, the world will witness the penumbral lunar eclipse. This will be the second of four penumbral eclipses in 2020.
When the earth blocks the path between the sun and the moon, a lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan will occur. During the lunar eclipse, the earth moves between the sun and the moon and blocks the sunlight reflected by the moon.
Date and time in India for Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan)
As per the timeanddate.com, the penumbral lunar eclipse will begin at 11:15 PM on June 5 and ends at 2:34 AM on June 6. The eclipse would be visible at its full stage at 12:54 AM.
June 5 would be a penumbral lunar eclipse which is generally hard to differentiate from a regular full moon.
Lunar eclipse 2020: Where to see it
According to the timeanddate.com, if you are in Asia, Australia, Europe, or Africa, then you might see the Strawberry Moon turn a shade darker amid the maximum phase of this penumbral lunar eclipse.
Apart from it, regions seeing some parts of the eclipse are:
- South/East South America
- Indian Ocean
Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan) duration
The total time duration of lunar eclipse is three hours and 19 minutes.
Dos and Don’t that all should follow during Lunar Eclipse in 2020
- Unlike Solar Eclipse, you can watch Lunar Eclipse with naked eyes.
- Many people in India believe that food should be avoided during a lunar eclipse.
- The next penumbral lunar eclipses of the year will be held on July 5 and November 30.
- According to religious beliefs, many people in India do not worship or visit the temple during this period. During Chandra Grahan, cooking is also prohibited.