Lunar Eclipse 2020: The last lunar eclipse of 2020 is happening on November 30. The lunar eclipse in India will start at 1:04 pm and continue till 5:22 pm. Let’s know some facts about lunar eclipse 2020 on November 30.
The last lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan of 2020 will occur on November 30. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon moves into the Earth’s shadow. It can happen only when the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon are exactly or very closely aligned — with the Earth between the two. In India, the lunar eclipse 2020 will start at 1:04 pm.
This year, the lunar eclipse is happening on November 30. There are three types of lunar eclipses: (a) total, (b) partial, and (c) penumbral. The lunar eclipse on November 30 is a penumbral one.
What is a penumbral lunar eclipse? Penumbra is a half-shadow that occurs when a light source, the Sun in this case, is partly covered by an object, the Earth here.
A penumbral lunar eclipse happens when the Earth blocks some of the Sun’s light from directly falling on the Moon’s surface. In a penumbral lunar eclipse, only the more diffuse outer shadow of Earth – the penumbra – falls on the Moon’s surface.
The penumbral lunar eclipse is more subtle and difficult to observe. As the date of the last lunar eclipse of 2020 is nearing, let’s read some facts about this year’s lunar eclipse which is happening on November 30.
LUNAR ECLIPSE 2020: SOME FACTS
The next lunar eclipse is happening on November 30.
The November 30 lunar eclipse is the last of this year.
In India, the lunar eclipse 2020 will start at 1:04 pm and end at 5:22 pm.
As the Moon will be below the horizon, it won’t be visible this time.
The November 30 lunar eclipse will be the fourth lunar eclipse of this year. Interestingly, all penumbral.
The last three lunar eclipses occurred on January 10, June 5, and July 4.
The capital of Peru, Lima will witness the penumbral shadow at 2:32 am (local time).
The last celestial event of 2020 will be a solar eclipse on December 14.