2020’s Last Lunar Eclipse: Know Details About Peak Time In India
Bhubaneswar: The fourth and last lunar eclipse of the year 2020 will be visible on the last day of November, ie 30th November. This will be a penumbral lunar eclipse and will fall on the auspicious event of Kartik Purnima.
During the penumbral lunar eclipse, the Moon will turn to a darker shade for a few hours. This astronomical event will start at 1:04 PM IST and end at 5:22 PM IST, according to timeanddate.com. The last lunar eclipse will take place tomorrow for a duration of more than four hours. 3.13 pm will be counted as the peak of the eclipse.
During the event, the Moon will be below the horizon for which it will not be visible in India.
The upcoming penumbral lunar eclipse will be visible from several parts of the world including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Pacific and Atlantic.
Here’s everything you must know about the upcoming penumbral lunar eclipse:
- The lunar eclipse that occurs in November is called Beaver Moon Eclipse in many parts of the world as this is the beaver trapping season. It is also called Frosty Moon or Oak Moon in some countries.
- Due to its position and timing, the eclipse will not be visible in India. However, skygazers can witness the astronomical event online as several channels will live stream the event.
- Residents of Lima, Peru will witness the celestial event at first at 2:32 AM (local time).
- All the lunar eclipse that took place in 2020 were penumbral.
- The next lunar eclipse will take place on May 26, 2021 which will be a total lunar eclipse.
The first lunar eclipse of 2020 took place on January 10 while the second one took place on June 5 and the third one on July 5.
(With Agency Inputs)