According to timeanddate.com, the penumbral lunar eclipse will start at 11:15 pm on June 5 and ends at 2:34 am on June 6. It will be the second of the four penumbral lunar Eclipse of 2020. During a partial lunar eclipse, the umbra darkens only part of the full moon, making a chunk of the moon appear darker than the rest.
On the other side of the world, June's full moon will feature a penumbral lunar eclipse. During the lunar eclipse, Earth moves in between the sun and the moon and obstruct the sunlight that is reflected by the moon.
The full strawberry moon will peak on Friday, June 5, when a penumbral eclipse also will occur. In this case, the solar eclipse - when the moon is directly between the sun and Earth - will happen on June 21. And during a penumbral lunar eclipse, Sun, Earth, and the Moon are not aligned properly.
Eclipse season resumes on June 5th, with a fine penumbral lunar eclipse. The penumbral eclipse ends 3 hours and 18 minutes later at 5:04 p.m. EDT (21:04 UTC). The lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan will be visible in most parts Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Antarctica.
Fans of the traditional eclipse, i.e. a "total" or "partial" eclipse, can look forward to a Super Blood Moon Eclipse on May 26, 2021.
The view from the Moon during Friday night's eclipse
Among these, only the June 5 eclipse will be fully visible in India and November 29 eclipse will be partially visible. The lunar show begins at 1:45 p.m. EDT (17:45 UTC), but to catch the maximum eclipse, tune in at 3:24 p.m. EDT (19:24 UTC), according to timeanddate.com, which explained that "the moon is below the horizon during this eclipse, so it is not possible to view it in NY".
The Moon's orbit is inclined about five degrees relative to the ecliptic plane; otherwise, we'd see at least two eclipses - one lunar and one solar - every month. The moon passes through the Earth's weakest shadow, the penumbra.
The penumbra is more the "fluffy edge" of the eclipse's shadow, than the shadow itself, Prof Watson says - nearly negligible to the human eye, and really hard, if not impossible, to spot without the aid of a photometric telescope, which would allow you to measure the slight shading of the Moon. If the Sun were a pinpoint light source infinitely far away, this shadow would have basically sharp distinct edges; instead, the outer penumbra is a region where only a portion of the Sun is obscured as seen from the Moon.
For sure, Penumbrals aren't the most unbelievable eclipses to see, but in a time that sees many of us curtailing our travel plans astronomical and otherwise, we'll take whatever celestial action we can get. Read the original article.