The first lunar eclipse of 2020 – and the decade – will fall on January 10. Four penumbral lunar eclipses scheduled to take place in 2020.
Lunar eclipse, also known as the ‘Wolf Moon Eclipse’, is an astronomic event that occurs when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon and blocks some or all of the Sun’s light from reaching the Moon. A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and the Moon are imperfectly aligned. When this happens, the Earth blocks some of the Sun’s light from directly reaching the Moon’s surface and covers all or part of the Moon with the outer part of its shadow, also known as the penumbra.
As per reports, the eclipse will start at 10:07 pm and end around 2:12 am. The full eclipse can be witnessed at 12:07 am.
Four such lunar eclipses are expected to take place in 2020. Other eclipses will likely occur on June 5, July 5 and November 30.