New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: The second of the four Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will be taking place on the intervening night of June 5 (today and June 6), to give another treat for the skygazers. According to Time and Date, the lunar eclipse will be visible in much of Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, and Antarctica.

This will be the second penumbral eclipse which will take place this year. The previous eclipse was witnessed in January. A lunar eclipse takes place when the Earth comes between the sun and the moon and block some or all of the sun’s light from reaching the moon during the phenomenon.

Timings for Lunar Eclipse June 2020:

According to reports, the Lunar Eclipse, also known as Chandra Grahan in Hindi, will start taking place at 11:15 pm on the night of June 5 and will remain visible till 2:34 am on June 6. The Lunar Eclipse June 2020 will remain visible for almost 3 hours and 18 minutes. The skygazers can witness the maximum eclipse at 12:54 am on June 6.


Since it is a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, skywatchers may find it tough to differentiate from a regular full moon. You can watch the lunar eclipse directly from your eyes but is advised to watch it from a telescope. The effect of a lunar eclipse can have positive and negative impact on your life.

The next two Lunar Eclipse will appear on July 4-5, November 29-30. Besides Lunar Eclipse, you can also watch the solar eclipse on June 21 beginning 9.15 am till 3.04 pm.


Why this Lunar Eclipse is called Strawberry Moon Eclipse?

The wild strawberries that start to ripen during early summer gave name to the Full Moon in June. The Maine Farmer's Almanac first published Indian names for the full moons back in the 1930s. According to them, June marks the beginning of the short strawberry season in the North-Eastern United States, therefore, the full moon of this month is named the 'Strawberry Moon'.

Posted By: Talib Khan