Lunar Eclipse 2020: Check India Date, Time, When, Where and How to Watch Chandra Grahan
India recently witnessed the solar eclipse of 2019 on December 26 and now another celebratory event is around the corner. Come January 10, many parts of the world will witness the first lunar eclipse of 2020. It is a penumbral eclipse where the Moon moves into the dim, outer part of the Earth's shadow. An eclipse is usually visible from anywhere on the edge of the Earth's night. According to NASA's eclipse eclipse chart, the event, also known as the Wolf Moon Eclipse, will be visible in about four hours. This will be the first of the four penumbral lunar Eclipse of 2020, also called Chandra Grahan in Hindi.
Here's everything you need to know about the first lap of the lunar eclipse of 2020.
What is a Lunar Eclipse? The moon moves in an orbit around the Earth, and at the same time, the Earth orbits the sun. Sometimes the Earth moves between the sun and the moon. During an eclipse, the Earth blocks the sun from reaching the Moon and this occurs when the Moon passes behind the Earth. The Earth stands between the Sun and the Moon and the three bodies are aligned perfectly or imperfectly. In a penumbral lunar eclipse, the moon moves into the outer shadow of the Earth called Penumbra. Unlike other eclipses, the penumbral eclipse is a very subtle celestial event and it can be quite difficult to see that the shadowy parts are a little Fainter than the rest of the Moon. When the moon sets in the Earth's shadow this Friday, the Indians will also enjoy the magnificent celestial.
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan) India, January 2020 Date, Timing: As mentioned, India will witness the Penumbral lunar eclipse of January 2020 on January 10, this Friday. According to the Time and Date, India's eclipse time will start at 10:37 pm IST on January 10 and will last until 2:42 pm IST on January 11. The total duration of the dawn month will be 4 hours and 5 hours. minutes.
Where to watch the penumbral lunar eclipse on January 10, 2020?
As mentioned, the penumbral lunar eclipse (Chandra Grahan) can be seen in India. Other countries across Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Pacific, the Atlantic, and the Arctic will also see the dawn months. Unfortunately, the penumbral lunar eclipse is not visible to many in the US, as it will be sunshine in parts of the region. CosmoSapiens will be live streaming the penumbral lunar eclipse event in heaven, and you can watch it in the embedded video below.
Dos and Do during the Lunar Eclipse in 2020
Unlike a Solar Eclipse, a lunar eclipse does no damage to the eyes and can be viewed by the naked eye without special equipment.
As per religious beliefs, many people in India do not worship or visit the temple during this time. Cooking and consuming food during the lunar eclipse is also prohibited.
When to watch the next Lunar Eclipse in 2020
After January 10, the next three penumbral lunar eclipses of the year will take place on June 5, July 5 and November 30.