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Lunar Eclipse today, Start time 10:37 pm

The penumbral lunar eclipse will also be visible from different countries in Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe

Friday January 10, 2020 8:07 PM, ummid.com with inputs from Agencies

Lunar Eclipse Today Start Time

Mumbai: Barely a fortnight after having a chance to watch annular eclipse, skygazers in India and around will be able to witness penumbral lunar eclipse tonight.

According to the Director of MP Birla Planetarium, Debiprosad Duari, the first celestial event of 2020, a penumbral lunar eclipse, will take place on January 10 and skywathchers will be able to witness the phenomenon from all corners of India, including West Bengal.

Lunar Eclipse Start and End time in india

The eclipse will begin at 10.37 pm on Friday (January 10) and will end at around 2.42 am on Saturday (January 11), the Director of MP Birla Planetarium, Debiprosad Duari, said in a statement on Wednesday.

The lunar eclipse on Friday will be the first of four penumbral lunar eclipses that will take place this year, Duari said, adding, the other three penumbral lunar eclipses will occur on June 5, July 5 and November 30, PTI said quoting Duai.

"The penumbral lunar eclipse will also be visible from different countries in Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe", he said.

Normal vs Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

In a normal lunar eclipse, the Moon passes through the central part of the Earth's shadow called umbra, and one witnesses considerable darkening of the lunar disc.

But in case of January 10 penumbral lunar eclipse there will be only a slight dimming of the lunar surface, the statement quoted Duari as saying.

"To a naked eye it is sometimes a little difficult to recognise a penumbral lunar eclipse, though it is interesting to see the larger than usual appearance of the Moon, and the shifts in shadow during the four-hour period," the renowned astrophysicist said.

What is Lunar Eclipse

Occurs when a full moon enters the Earth’s shadow. In other words, Earth is directly between the Sun and the moon. The moon is, hence, eclipsed from the Sun’s light.

Asked if the event would be clearly visible from Kolkata, Duari said that the skygazers across the Bengal will be able to witness the celestial event only if the weather does not play a spoilsport.

The last and final solar eclipse of the year 2019 was an annular eclipse and was seen in various countries including India on December 26.

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