The next lunar eclipse is about to happen very soon. This is the time when the sun casts a shadow of Moon over the surface of our planet. The eclipse will continue for almost 3 hours over the span of two days. The eclipse starts at 1:45 PM ET (11:15 P.M. IST) on June 5 and ends at 5:04 PM ET (2:34 A.M. IST) on June 6, 2020. The official website shows the report about the penumbral lunar eclipse which will happen in the next 7 days. This is going to be the second lunar event of 2020.
Everyone from Asia, Europe, Australia, Africa, America, the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, and Antarctica can see this event. The upcoming penumbral event is called the “Strawberry lunar eclipse” of 2020. This year we will get to see a total of 4 lunar eclipses which are penumbral.
Strawberry Moon Eclipse: First penumbral lunar eclipse
However, in the upcoming Strawberry lunar eclipse, almost 57% of the Moon will pass across the Earth’s penumbra. Because it is a penumbral eclipse, you will not be able to see the moon through your naked eyes. In a penumbral eclipse, planets appear to be fading away.
Overall there are 3 types of lunar eclipses including the lunar eclipse and partial lunar eclipse. The penumbral lunar eclipse normally means that the moon will move through the outer part of Earth’s shadow. This is the main reason why you need a powerful telescope to view the entire event. This space event is very similar to the Pink Supermoon that took place on April 8, 2020. The current eclipse gets its name due to the shape that you can see during the event.
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