New Delhi: India will witness the second lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan of 2020 on July 5, 2020. It will be a penumbral lunar eclipse. On January 10, the very first lunar eclipse occurred, and on June 5, the second lunar eclipse of the year occurred.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon moves in the shadow of the Earth, it occurs when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are exactly or very closely aligned in a straight line. The penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the outer shadow of the Earth falls to the surface of the moon.
Chandra Grahan 2020: date and times
The penumbral lunar eclipse will take place on July 5 this year. In India, the eclipse would start at 8:38 a.m. and continue until 11:22 a.m. The maximum eclipse would be around 9:59 a.m. The total eclipse is expected to last 2 hours 45 minutes. The lunar eclipse also coincides with the full moon, where the moon will be a darker shade.
Chandra Grahan 2020: Will it be visible in India?
The penumbral eclipse or Chandra Grahan will not be in India this time as the moon will not be visible during the day. The eclipse will be visible in most parts of the African continent, North America, South America, the Pacific, the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean, among others.