First Lunar Eclipse of the Year to Commence on the 10th of January

First Lunar Eclipse of the Year to Commence on the 10th of January

According to the Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics, the first eclipse of the year 2020 is set to commence on the night between the 10th and 11th of January and will be 4 hours and 5 minutes long.

The lunar is eclipse will be a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse and will be visible in Pakistan and various other countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and some parts of Australia, ISPA Director Dr. Javed Iqbal said.

In a penumbral lunar eclipse, the outer shadow of Earth falls on the moon’s face causing the moon to lose its brightness.

The starting time of the eclipse will be at 10:07 PM on Friday, the 10th January 2020 and will end at 02:12 AM on Saturday, 11th January 2020. This eclipse is being called, “Wolf Moon Eclipse” due to the moon being a full moon on the same day.

Around four lunar eclipses that will be visible in Pakistan are set to take place in the year 2020.

Bilal Uddin

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