The penumbra lunar eclipse is the third of the four lunar eclipses that the Earth has seen and will see in 2020. We have already seen three out of six eclipses in 2020, 4 lunars and 2 solar. A penumbral lunar eclipse will be the fourth eclipse of the year this year, much like the rest of the lunars eclipse. 30% of the moon disk will be in the shadow of the Earth during this eclipse. However, the changes are minimal and can not be seen with the naked eye.
A lunar eclipse is a product of the natural alignment of Sun, planet and Moon, in the order between the Sun and Moon. We experience a lunar eclipse as the earth casts its shadow on the moon .. The shade cast on the Moon comes from the penumbra of the Earth, the outer eclipse of which is less dense compared to the thresholds (innermost) area. Only some of the light source is blocked by the earth during a Penumbral eclipse, leading to a partial lunar eclipse.
Time, Duration and Visibility of Lunar eclipse 2020
Around 8:37 and 11:22 am IST the heavenly occurrence will take place. In view of the daytime in India, however, and during this time the Moon will be under the horizon, the eclipse will not be seen from here. The eclipse can be seen between 3:07 am and 5:52 am in the United States, in the South and Western Europe and in the western part of Africa with clear skies.
It can also be noted that there is never a lunar eclipse alone; a solar eclipse takes place two weeks before or after this and vice versa. Two eclipses in a row normally occur, but three in a row this summer. The first of them was a lunar eclipse on 5 June, then a solar ring eclipse on 21 June.