Lunar Eclipse July 2020: What is Penumbral Lunar Eclipse?
A lunar eclipse (lunar eclipse) is one of the three types of lunar eclipses – complete, partial and penumbral. During a lunar eclipse, the Earth prevents some of the Sun’s light from reaching the Moon directly, and the outer part of the Earth’s shadow, called the penumbra, covers all or part of the Moon. Because the penumbra is slightly darker than the dark core of the Earth’s shadow, it is difficult to see this eclipse. This is why Penumbral Lunar Eclipse is sometimes considered a full lunar eclipse by the people.
When and where will the lunar eclipse be seen today
According to data available on timeanddate.com, a Norway site, the lunar eclipse will begin at 1:02 pm (IST) today and will peak at 3:12 pm (IST). It will run for four hours and 21 minutes and will end at 5:23 pm. Although according to a document provided by NASA, the eclipse is unlikely to be clearly visible in India, but in some parts of the country, its partial appearance may be visible at the time of the moonrise.
How to watch lunar eclipse live at home including India
You can watch the lunar eclipse live through some video streams available on YouTube. A video is also embedded below, where you can watch it live now. If it is visible in your area, then you can just go outside and see it with your eyes.
You do not need any special equipment to watch the lunar eclipse live. However, being a penumbral eclipse, at first glance it can be difficult to discern any difference.