Lunar eclipse on November 30, 2020: Will Chandra Grahan be visible in India?

Lunar eclipse on November 30, 2020: An official of Jiwaji Observatory in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh has said that the lunar eclipse set to take place on November 30 (Monday) will not be visible in India because it would be afternoon here as the Chandra Grahan occurs.

According to Rajendraprakash Gupt, superintendent of the observatory, the ”penumbral lunar eclipse” will begin at 12:59:09 PM and continue till 05:25:09 PM on Monday.

“A penumbral lunar eclipse takes place when the sun, earth, and moon align in almost a straight line. The earth blocks some of the sun”s light from directly reaching the moon”s surface, and partially covers the moon with the outer part of its shadow, also known as the penumbra,” Gupt explained.

Lunar eclipse on November 30, 2020: All you need to know

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.

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.

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.

Lunar eclipse Phenomenon

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.