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Lunar Eclipse 2020: Interesting facts about penumbral lunar eclipse of the year


By: Tech Desk | New Delhi |

Published: June 4, 2020 1:10:41 pm


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On June 5 and June 6, we will be witnessing the second penumbral lunar eclipse of 2020 after January. During a penumbral eclipse, the Moon passes through the Earth’s penumbra. Due to this the shadow of Earth engulfs the moon.

Here we will be taking a look at some interesting facts about 2020’s second penumbral lunar eclipse:

* The upcoming second penumbral lunar eclipse of 2020 is called ‘Strawberry Moon Eclipse’. This is because the full moon of June is known as the Strawberry Moon.

* During this eclipse, 57 per cent of the Moon will pass through the Earth’s penumbra.

* This lunar eclipse will be visible to people living in most parts of Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Antarctica.

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* The Strawberry Moon Eclipse will start at 11:15 PM IST on June 5 according to timeanddate.com, and will go on till 2:34 AM IST on June 6.*

* The eclipse will be at its peak at 12:54 AM IST on June 6.

* It is being reported that the total duration of this penumbral lunar eclipse is three hours and 18 minutes.

Also Read: Lunar Eclipse June 5-6, 2020: Where to watch the second penumbral lunar eclipse of the year

* 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.

* After this, two more penumbral lunar eclipses for 2020 will be left. These will take place between July 4 to July 5 and between November 29 to November 30 according to timeanddate.com.

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Updated: June 4, 2020 — 8:31 am

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