Lunar Eclipse 2020 Live Updates: Penumbral lunar eclipse begins

Lunar Eclipse 2020 Live Updates
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Lunar Eclipse 2020 Live Updates
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Lunar Eclipse, Chandra Grahan 2020 Live Updates: Today's penumbral lunar eclipse of 2020 will be visible in India beginning from 11:15 pm.

Lunar Eclipse, Chandra Grahan 2020 Live Updates: This year's second lunar eclipse will occur tonight. The lunar eclipse will be visible in most parts of Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Antarctica.

Lunar Eclipse 2020: Lunar Eclipse Timings in India

As per the timeanddate.com, tonight the penumbral lunar eclipse will begin at 11:15 pm and ends on June 6 at 2:34 am.

The lunar eclipse will last for a total duration of three hours and 19 minutes. At 12:54 am the lunar eclipse will be visible at its full stage.

Lunar Eclipse 2020: How to Watch Livestream

If you live in the region where the lunar eclipse may not visible, don't worry at all you can watch the live stream. On the Timeanddate.com website, you can watch the live stream of the lunar eclipse. You can also watch the live stream of the lunar eclipse on the YouTube channels of Slooh and Virtual Telescope. Virtual Telescope Project 2.0 will also be running a live telecast of the eclipse at

Lunar Eclipse 2020: Where it is Visible

The penumbral lunar eclipse will be visible in most parts of Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Antarctica.

Lunar Eclipse 2020: How Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Occur

As we all know, the Earth moves between the Sun and the Moon during a lunar eclipse. When the Sun, Earth, and the Moon are not aligned correctly, and the Earth casts a shadow over the Moon, the lunar eclipse occur. The outer part of Earth's shadow, called the penumbra, stops the Sun's light from directly falling on the Moon. In simple words, a penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon moves through the faint, outer part of the Earth's shadow.

A penumbral eclipse is difficult to distinguish from the normal Full Moon as the penumbra is much faded than the dark core of the Earth's shadow.

Lunar Eclipse 2020: Types of Lunar Eclipses

There are three kinds of a lunar eclipse - Total lunar eclipse, partial lunar eclipse and penumbral lunar eclipse. The one which is occurring tonight, i.e. on June 5 is a penumbral lunar eclipse. During this type of lunar eclipse, the Earth's primary shadow does not cover the Moon.

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Live Updates

  • 5 Jun 2020 8:14 PM GMT

    People have started posting photos of the Moon on social media platforms.




  • 5 Jun 2020 7:55 PM GMT

    At 12.54 am on June 6, the Lunar Eclipse was at its peak. The Moon will now start moving out of the penumbra and will fully complete the eclipse at 2:34 AM IST on June 6. 

  • 5 Jun 2020 6:47 PM GMT

    The magnitude of this eclipse is at -0.405-degrees according to Time and Date. At this axis only around 57 per cent of the Moon will go into the Earth's penumbra. The total duration of this eclipse will be around three hours and 18 minutes.

  • 5 Jun 2020 5:55 PM GMT

    Penumbral lunar eclipse begins. 

  • 5 Jun 2020 1:22 PM GMT

    Lunar eclipse timing

    In India, people can watch the lunar eclipse tonight at 11:15 pm when the Earth's penumbral shadow starts engulfing the Moon. The eclipse will reach the maximum phase at 12:54 am on June 6 when the shadow of the Earth completely covers up the Moon. The penumbral eclipse will end at 2:34 am on June 6, 2020, when the Moon.

  • 5 Jun 2020 1:19 PM GMT

    What is a penumbral lunar eclipse?


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