Lunar Eclipse 2020: Know Date, Timings And All Other Details

Lunar Eclipse 2020 Date and Time: After the year's first solar eclipse appearance on June 21, comes the turn of the lunar eclipse which is falling on July 5.

The Moon is building toward a mighty crescendo this week but will then perform a sleight of hand when it arrives at Full phase and slips invisibly into eclipse in the midnight hour July 4th to 5th.

The penumbral lunar eclipse will start at around 8.37 am IST on July 5 and will go on till 11.22 am IST.

The lunar eclipse will be visible across much of North and South America and Africa. - A supermoon occurs when the moon reaches its closest position to the Earth, known as the perigee, making the satellite appear bigger and brighter than usual. The maximum eclipse would be around 9:59 am.

The penumbral eclipse or Chandra Grahan will not be in India this time as the moon won't be visible in the daytime. When this happens, the earth blocks the sunlight that normally is reflected by the moon. Add to this imagination the fact that the Moon will be standing in the outermost edge of Earth's shadow when it encounters these two, and this is how you get to the idea that the Moon is doing a sleight of hand trick. However, if the celestial body passes through the penumbra or the outer part of the shadow, a penumbral eclipse occurs.

This Lunar Toilet Challenge has a total prize purse of $35,000 that will be shared among the teams submitting the top three designs in the Technical category. The July full moon is also known as the thunder moon, hay moon or wort moon.

Usually the Full Moon diminishes all the light around it, but at eclipse, it's as though someone put a lampshade over the lunar light.

The last Penumbral lunar eclipse of this year will take place on 29-30 November.