Lunar eclipse 2020: Date, time and visibility – all you need to know

Lunar eclipse 2020: The fourth lunar eclipse of 2020 will take place on November 30. The solar eclipse will be the fourth penumbral lunar eclipse this year, according to a report by Indian Express.

The three previous penumbral eclipses occurred on January 10, June 5, and July 4, respectively. The lunar eclipse 2020 will be observed on November 30 from 1:04 PM and will reach its peak at 3:13 PM.

The lunar eclipse after reaching its peak will begin to fade gradually and will end completely by 5:22 PM.

If the solar eclipse lasts more than four hours, the duration of the solar eclipse will be longer than that of previous solar eclipses.

Unfortunately, the stargazers and space enthusiasts in most parts of our country will not be able to get a glimpse of the celestial event as it will not be visible in most of the states of India.

Residents living in the eastern states of India, such as West Bengal, Bihar, Uttarakhand and the eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh, may get a chance to get some visibility of the event.

On the other hand, many nations on the European continent, Australia, North America, South America and the countries of the Pacific and Atlantic coasts will witness the fourth and last lunar penumbral eclipse of the year.

The actual phenomenon occurs when the earth, the sun and the moon come in a straight line as the moon moves through the penumbra of the earth.

Because the sun, earth, and moon are aligned in one direction, some of the light from the sun lands on Earth’s only natural satellite moon through a penumbra.

This causes part of the lunar surface to darken in what is called a lunar eclipse. After the end of the lunar eclipse on November 30, another solar eclipse event will take place on December 14.