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.
Lunar Eclipse 2020: What happens during a penumbral lunar eclipse? The lunar event will occur on the Full Moon night of July 5 and as penumbral lunar eclipses go, it will be hard to notice any change as the Moon will appear slightly fainter than usual.
This lunar eclipse is known as "full buck moon" for a peculiar reason. In Cape Town, it will end by 5 am on July 5 and after this, 5 months and 25 days later, there will be lunar eclipse on November 30 and total solar eclipse on December 14, 2020.
For those who don't know, a special "full buck moon" will be witnessed alongside a penumbral lunar eclipse on July 05, visible from some parts of the world.
A penumbral lunar eclipse takes place when the Earth, the Moon and the Sun are in an imperfect alignment such that the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon and the Moon moves through the outer part of the Earth's shadow.
What is a Lunar Eclipse? During a total lunar eclipse, the Earth, the Sun and the Moon are in flawless alignment which causes the umbra to completely cover the Moon.
Will the penumbral lunar eclipse be visible in India?
What is the Buck Moon? According to historical beliefs, Native Americans used to refer to a full moon sighting as "buck moon". The event is also a special sight to see since the full moon glows through the rings of two planets-Jupiter and Saturn, making their rings visible.
The traditional Full Moon is called Buck Moon, as new antlers emerge from bucks' foreheads around this time of the year.
This moon is also sometimes known as the Thunder Moon because of the frequent thunder storms, as well as the Hay Moon because of July hay harvests. As per an IE report, the eclipse falling on July 5 will unveil at 8:37 AM in the morning, reach maximum eclipse at 9:59 AM before completely vanishing by 11:22 AM.
The eclipse could be visible to some eagle eyed star gazers throughout the western Atlantic Ocean, North America, South America, the eastern Pacific Ocean, and extreme western Africa.