Partial Lunar Eclipse to be Visible in Pakistan Tonight

Pablo Tucker
November 21, 2020

According to NASA, the moon will be close enough to opposite the Sun that it will pass through part of the partial shadow of the Earth, in what is called a partial penumbral eclipse of the Moon.

When to check: Since it is a penumbral lunar eclipse, after some time, the Strawberry Moon is likely to be faint and make it hard for people to see, the IE report said. For this year's Strawberry Moon, make sure you cast your gaze towards the sky. During a partial eclipse, some part of the Moon is blocked by the Earth while remaining is visible.

Though North America will miss the eclipse, the Virtual Telescope Project will live stream the lunar event from above the Rome skyline on its website. The difference between these two are: if you are standing in the umbra region, the whole light source will be covered by whatever that obstructs it. Like the one that occurred on January 10, the upcoming one will also be a penumbral lunar eclipse. And penumbral eclipse leads to the Moon travelling to the Earth's penumbra where it faints a bit. In India, the penumbral lunar eclipse will start at 11:15pm IST on June 5 and reach the maximum eclipse at 12:54am on June 6. "Essentially, the moon will not be aligned with the centre of the Sun and the Earth in a straight line", says Dr Venkateshwar adding that this time, the southern part of the moon will pass through the penumbra while next month, it will be the northern part.

According to Hindustan Times, the chandra grahan will be visible tonight from 11.15 pm to 2.34 am (for a total of 3 hours and 18 minutes). That is because of the June marriage custom, or because the Honey Moon is considered the year's "sweetest" moon, NASA explained. South of Pakistan and northern India and China too will be able to see the eclipse.

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