Lunar eclipse 2020: India will witness the second lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan from 2020 on July 5. It will be a penumbral lunar eclipse. The importance of this lunar eclipse will be all the greater as it coincides with the full Moon Buck.
What is a penumbral lunar eclipse?
This cosmic event is of three types: total, partial and penumbral. The penumbral eclipse occurs when the Earth, the Moon and the Sun are not completely aligned. Earth will partially block sunlight from reaching the moon. Only a lighter outer shadow of the Earth – the penumbra – will fall on the moon.
Solar eclipse: when and where can you watch it
Sky enthusiasts and only those who follow it closely can see Chandra Grahan this year in India because it will take place during the day.
The first contact with the dark: 8h38
Maximum impact of the eclipse: 9:59
Last contact with darkness: 11:21 a.m.
What is a Buck Moon?
The full moon in July is called Buck Moon. American and European farming communities have often named moons. According to a NASA blog, in early summer, new deer antlers come out of their foreheads. A full moon at this time is known as the Buck Moon. Some also called it Thunder Moon because of the frequent thunderstorms in the early summer months. Some even called it the Hay Moon because of the hay crop.