Last Lunar Eclipse of This Year on November 30

New Delhi: The last lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan of 2020 will occur on November 30. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon moves into the Earth’s shadow. It can happen only when the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon are exactly or very closely aligned — with the Earth between the two. In India, the lunar eclipse 2020 will start at 1:04 pm.

Timings:

The Lunar Eclipse will begin on November 30 at 1:04 pm and the medieval time is at 3:13 pm.

The eclipse will end on November 30 at 5:22 pm

This year, the lunar eclipse is happening on November 30. There are three types of lunar eclipses: (a) total, (b) partial, and (c) penumbral. The lunar eclipse on November 30 is a penumbral one.

A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, earth and moon align in an almost straight line. The earth blocks some of the sun’s light from directly reaching the moon’s surface, and covers a small part of the moon with the outer part of its shadow, also known as the penumbra.

The last three lunar eclipses occurred on January 10, June 5, and July 4.

The capital of Peru, Lima will witness the penumbral shadow at 2:32 am (local time).

The last celestial event of 2020 will be a solar eclipse on December 14.

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