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The final lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan of the 12 months 2020 will happen on 30 November. This would be the fourth lunar eclipse and might be a penumbral one throughout which the shade of the Moon will flip darker for just a few hours. The fourth lunar eclipse 2020 is coinciding with the auspicious day of Kartik Purnima. Lunar eclipse is a celestial occasion which takes place because the Earth comes between the Solar and the Moon. The Earth’s shadow restricts or blocks some or the entire Solar’s gentle from reaching the Moon throughout the celestial occasion.
There are three varieties of a lunar eclipse – a complete lunar eclipse, partial lunar eclipse and penumbral lunar eclipse. The upcoming eclipse is a penumbral lunar eclipse, which happens when the Earth partially blocks the sunshine of the Solar to succeed in on to the Moon.
The outer shadow of the Earth, known as the penumbra, is solid on the Moon.
In response to Time and Date, the final penumbral lunar eclipse 2020 might be seen in North and South America, Australia, and components of Asia.
Skywatchers can see about 82 p.c of the total moon flip a shade darker throughout the most part of the eclipse.
When to observe in India
The entire period of the 30 November lunar eclipse is 4 hours 21 minutes. Because the Moon might be beneath the horizon a while subsequently, solely a part of the eclipse might be seen in India.
The penumbral lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan 2020 is anticipated to start round 1.02 pm and might be at its peak at 3.12 pm. The celestial occasion will finish at 5.23 pm IST.