India will witness the second lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan of 2020 on July 5, 2020. It will be a penumbral lunar eclipse. The very first lunar eclipse took place on January 10 and the second lunar eclipse of the year took place on June 5.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon moves in the shadow of the earth. This happens when the sun, earth and moon are exactly or very closely aligned in a straight line. The penumbra eclipse occurs when the outer shadow of the earth falls on the surface of the moon.
Chandra Grahan 2020: date and time
The penumbral lunar eclipse will take place on July 5 this year. In India, the solar eclipse would start at 8:38 a.m. and continue until 11:22 a.m. The maximum solar eclipse would be around 9:59 a.m. The total solar eclipse is expected to last 2 hours 45 minutes. The lunar eclipse also coincides with the full-buck moon, where the moon will be a shade darker.
Chandra Grahan 2020: will it be visible in India?
The penumbra eclipse or Chandra Grahan will not be in India this time because the moon is not visible during the day. The solar eclipse will be visible in most parts of the African continent, in North America, South America, the Pacific, the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean, among others.