First lunar eclipse of the year 2020 tonight

KARACHI: The first lunar eclipse of the year 2020 will be witnessed January 10 and 11 Starting from tonight at 10:08 pm covering full moon at 10:12 pm in Pakistan.

The Lunar Eclipse will come to an end and the moon will emerge from the shadow of the earth at 02:12 am morning hours of January 11, 2019.

According to details, lunar eclipse, also known as the Wolf moon eclipse, is a celestial event that occurs when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, which results in obstructing some or all of the Sun’s light from reaching the Moon.

First lunar eclipse of the year 2020 tonight - Image Courtesy of Study.com

The lunar eclipse is expected to take place from around 10.08 pm to 2.00 am Pakistan Standard Time (PST).

During the eclipse, 90 percent of the moon’s surface will partially be covered by the Earth with only the outer part of the shadow appearing.

In total, four such penumbral lunar eclipses are expected to take place in 2020 with the first one on January 10, 2020. In simple terms, a lunar eclipse takes place on a full moon when the Earth’s satellite passes through the planet’s shadow.

The other lunar eclipse this year will occur on June 5, July 5 and November 30.

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