Third penumbral lunar eclipse will take place on 5 July 2020: Time, duration and visibility in India

The year 2020 has already witnessed two penumbral lunar eclipses so far. The third penumbral eclipse or Chandra Grahan of the year is all set to take place on 5 July.

The lunar eclipse will be visible across much of North and South America and Africa. During the maximum phase, the moon may turn slightly darker than usual, according to .

There are three basic types of lunar eclipses — a subtle penumbral eclipse, a partial eclipse and a total eclipse.

Traditionally July’s full moon is called a Buck moon because a buck’s antlers are in full growth mode this period.  According to Forbes, the Buck moon eclipse will see about 35 per cent of the full Moon pass into the Earths outer shadow and lose some of its brightness.

The last Penumbral lunar eclipse of this year will take place on 29-30 November.

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