5 Facts: Chandra Grahan January 2020 date, timing, duration, city
A lunar eclipse, also known as Chandra Grahan in India, occurs when Earth's shadow blocks the sun's light, which otherwise reflects off the moon. There are three types of lunar eclipses - total, partial and penumbral. The January 10 penumbral lunar eclipse is one of the four lunar eclipses that will take place in the year. The first lunar eclipse of the year 2020 will start on January 10 at 10:39 pm. This lunar eclipse will be penumbral, which means the Earth will block some of the sunlight from reaching the moon and only the outer shadow (the penumbra) will fall on the moon. The January 10 lunar eclipse will coincide with the full Moon. January full moon is the first full moon of the whole year. Named after howling wolves thus called as the Wolf Moon. Other names of January full moon are Moon After Yule, Old Moon, Ice Moon, and Snow Moon. This will A lunar eclipse be visible in the parts of Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
After January 10, the next penumbral lunar eclipses of the year will take place on June 5, after that again on July 5 and November 30, 2020.
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