New Delhi: On July 5, prepare to witness the third lunar eclipse of 2020. However, this time, the lunar eclipse or the Chandra Grahan will not be seen in India. During a lunar eclipse, the earth strikes between the solar and the moon. There are three varieties of lunar eclipse – Total lunar eclipse, partial lunar eclipse and penumbral lunar eclipse. The July 5 eclipse will likely be a penumbral lunar eclipse, wherein the earth’s essential shadow doesn’t cowl the moon.
The first lunar eclipse of 2020 occurred on January 10 and the second was only a month in the past – June 5.
In one month’s time, the world will witness three eclipses in a row – Lunar eclipse on June 5, the photo voltaic eclipse on June 21 and the July 5 lunar eclipse.
The lunar eclipse will likely be seen in South/West Europe, Much of Africa, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.
Penumbral Eclipse begins – 08:37 pm (IST)
Maximum Eclipse – 09:59 pm
Penumbral Eclipse ends – 11:22:21 pm
(According to timeanddate.com)
The complete length of the eclipse is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
A lot of organisations stream it reside for folks on Facebook. The skywatchers may surf by way of YouTube channels for the reside streaming of the third penumbral eclipse.