A penumbral lunar eclipse took place on 5th June 2020. It was the second out of the four penumbral eclipses that take place in a year. Photographers also got an amazing opportunity to brush up their skills that day. The view was really a good one, and eclipse lovers enjoyed it.
A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the moon moves through the faint outer part of the Earth’s shadow. It can be easily mistaken as a full moon. But it is a special lunar eclipse which, when watched carefully, can be amazing to view.
Timings and Visibility in various parts of the world:
It took place from 11:15 pm IST and continued for three hours and eighteen minutes. After that, the moon was closest to the center of the shadow, and further, it ended. The eclipse was visible mostly everywhere, including Asia, Europe, Antarctica, and much more, excluding some places like Scandinavia.
Some important details:
The magnitude of the eclipse is -0.405. And the penumbral magnitude was 0.568. Most parts of India viewed it in a vivid way because of the clear sky and proper weather conditions.
The previous eclipse:
Such a penumbral eclipse took place on January 10-11, 2020. That was the first penumbral lunar eclipse of the year among the four. This eclipse was visible in Europe, Asia, and some parts of North America. But South America couldn’t get a glance at it.
The magnitude of the eclipse was -0.116, the penumbral magnitude being 0.896. This beautiful lunar eclipse lasted for 4 hours, 5 minutes.
An eclipse doesn’t occur singly. Along with that, other eclipses precede or follow. As for a solar eclipse, it usually has two lunar eclipses that occurred before or is going to follow.
The latest solar eclipse was also a major wonder. People loved it all over, although some parts of the country missed it due to the cloudy sky.
For more information, stay tuned.